After seeing some snow on Sunday, bitterly cold air has settled into Cleveland and will persist into the middle of the week.
High temperatures will struggle through the teens on Monday despite the return of some sunshine.
The beginning of the week will be very cold, as temperatures overnight Monday will near the city's record low of 2 F set in 1943.
Anyone outdoors during the evening hours will be at risk for cold-related illnesses such as hypothermia and frostbite.
The frigid cold will continue in the city through midweek with the next chance of flurries for the area coming on Tuesday.
Gradually milder air will move in by Thursday and Friday, with high temperatures bouncing back into the 40s by Friday.
As July draws to a close, a rare storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours that will break the back of the heat wave in much of the northeastern United States.
A renewed risk of severe weather will threaten portions of the north-central United States into midweek.
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast much of this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
Newark, NJ (1989)
99 degrees -- tied 1940 record.
Cold morning: 39 degrees at Ironwood and Marquette.
Pueblo, CO (1993)
A double record: 52 degrees in the morning and 101 degrees in the afternoon.