Wind Chill Watch Issued For Tuesday

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill watch, with an arctic blast forecast to move into the area tomorrow.

The NWS says arctic air with move into Northwest Ohio Tuesday and Tuesday night and will remain through Thursday afternoon. High temperatures are expected to remain below zero Wednesday and Thursday, with wind chills possibly dropping as low as 40 degrees below. 

Wednesday may be the first time since January 1994 that highs remain below zero in many locations. Low temperatures Wednesday and Thursday morning will be the lowest the region has felt since February 2015 and could break daily records by several degrees. 

Through this period, winds 10 to 25 mph across the area with gusts to 30 mph will produce wind chills values of 25 to 35 degrees below zero, and 40 degrees below zero is possible in some locations of northwest Ohio. This will cause life threatening cold conditions. The dangerously low wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

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