Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
You will notice a big difference in the temperature this morning.
Yes, winter has returned as the mercury plunged more than 40 degrees in the last 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
Cold air pushed into Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky overnight from the northern plains and Canada, said meteorologist Andy Latto.
Sunday’s high temperature of 66 degrees tied the record for warmest weather on that date, set in 1995.
But for now, record highs are a thing of the past.
It’s 25 degrees at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. With the wind chill factored in, it feels around 16.
Today’s high will only make it to 34 under a mix of sun and clouds. The overnight low will be 23 with a wind chill of 15.
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Our high temperature today is actually lower than normal for this point in January. Typically, the high reaches 38 degrees, Latto noted.
“We are not that far from normal,” he said. “It just seems colder because it’s been so warm.”
The rest of the week will remain dry but cold with highs in the 30s and low 40s. Nightly lows will slip into the 20s.
Saturday looks to be the best one over the next several days. It will be sunny with a high of 48.