With the morning low temperature bottoming out at negative 6 degrees with a wind chill of negative 20 just after 8 a.m., the mercury is finally on the rise in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
It’s negative 4 with a wind chill of negative 18 at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
The thermometer will squeak up to 2 degrees by noon and then 9 by 5 p.m. under mostly sunny skies. Subzero wind chills will remain throughout the rest of the day and tonight.
Wind chills have ranged from negative 10 to negative 25 since midnight, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
A wind chill warning is up for Butler County and a wind chill advisory remains in effect for the rest of our region until 10 a.m. Wednesday.
With winds gusting 10 to 15 mph, wind chills could fall as low as negative 20 or negative 25 throughout the day.
In those brutally cold conditions, frostbite can develop on exposed skin in as little as 20 to 30 minutes, according to the Cincinnati Health Department.