Consider a situation where a circumstance causes an effect. Once the circumstance changes or vanishes, the effect is expected to cease. In certain cases, the observable effect continues to transpire, which, for an ignorant observer may appear contradictory.
What can be used as short expression that most people can relate to and recognize the delay as merely temporary phenomenon surely bound to end shortly?
I'm thinking about the term butterfly effect, which most people understand referring to a seemingly insignificant event that by an unexpected and non-obvious extension becomes the root cause to a dramatic outcome.
What kind of "effect" could the situation in question be described as?
An example would be a room that's cold as a duck due to an open window during winter. The circumstance here is the window is open and the effect accordingly it's cold as duck. Once someone shuts the window, the room will become warm but it takes a few minutes of intensive heating before the duckly coldness vanishes. Someone might claim that closing the window didn't help and then, I'd like to counter by saying it will but you need to consider the what-what effect.