Brenna R. Kelly reports:
As if the bitter cold wasn’t enough to deal with, forecasters say snow is headed into the area later this week.
Today the temperature is expected to reach between 15 and 20 degrees before bottoming out at about 10 degrees tonight, National Weather Service meteorologists said.
But those temperatures will feel much colder with winds about 10 mph.
Last night was even colder. Areas north of the Ohio River are under a wind chill advisory until 10 a.m. today, the Weather Service said. The advisory covers most of Ohio including Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clinton counties. It also includes Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky and Dearborn and Ripley counties in Indiana.
Wind chill readings in those areas were expected to be between 12 and 15 below zero Monday night, the Weather Service warned.
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“If you put on a coat, and a hat and gloves, and bundle up like you typically should in January, it won’t be that bad,” said Jeff Sites, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
A hazardous weather outlook was also issued for Northern Kentucky, southeast Indiana and Southwest Ohio warning that the wind chill could reach 5 below zero Monday night. The low temperature was expected to be between 5 and 10 degrees at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Monday’s high reached 27 degrees, but that was set about 1 a.m. The temperature then fell the rest of the day.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the temperatures should be slightly warmer with highs in the uppers 20s to low 30s, but a storm system is moving in, Sites said.
“That’ll push some precipitation up into our area, looks like mainly Thursday night into Friday,” he said.
Though it’s too early to be sure, the system could bring one to three or two to four inches of snow, he said.