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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 12/17/2010

PM Update: Tranquil but cold

By Jason Samenow

Today's afternoon temperatures in the mid-to-high 30s were the warmest of the work week. The sunshine that emerged late this morning into the afternoon also started to eat away at our light snow cover. But these temperatures are still well below normal and cold weather continues tonight and beyond.

Through Tonight: Skies are mostly clear and winds are light. After dark, temperatures rapidly drop through the 30s so lookout for re-freezing on the roads. There's likely to be a big spread in low temperatures - ranging from the mid-to-upper teens in the coldest suburbs to the low-to-mid 20s downtown.

Tomorrow (Saturday): After partly to mostly sunny skies to start the day, clouds likely increase as low pressure begins to develop to the south and southeast. No precipitation is expected, with highs similar to today - in the mid-to-upper 30s.

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Lighthouse or ice house? A video of an Ohio lighthouse getting caked in ice from Lake Erie's spray in the recent frigid air has been going viral. It's very cool, literally. Check it out.

By Jason Samenow  | December 17, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
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I'm tired from all the weekend snowstorm yo-yo forecasting. Maybe I'll just look out the window instead ;-)

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | December 17, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

shockingly, i managed to scrape together enough snow to make something:

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | December 17, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

That is a really cool video of the light house. My way to combat these chilly temps? Stay inside and enjoy fruitcake and either hot tea, mulled wine, or a hot toddy. (I know- not everyone likes fruitcake, but I love it. Not trying to start another debate à la snow loving vs snow hating)

Posted by: Snowlover2 | December 17, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Impressive, Walter! Glad you could do it with what we had!

Even Thinkspring should like that!

Posted by: Snowlover2 | December 17, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Walter, you rock. I love it!

The lighthouse, wow. I wonder if it's still able to do its job?

Posted by: ChickenLady | December 17, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Awesome, Walter!

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | December 18, 2010 12:03 AM | Report abuse

Amazing stuff, Walter!!!

Posted by: weathergrrl | December 18, 2010 12:46 AM | Report abuse

Very impressive snow-sculptures. Must have taken a lot of time and skill to do that.

Posted by: MMCarhelp | December 19, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

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