A cold front and sub-zero winds hit the region
While gusty winds eased Saturday, Arctic air combined with winds will create frigid conditions Sunday across the Greater Cincinnati area, according to the National Weather Service.
A wind chill warning has been issued from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday for southwestern Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. This includes Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties in Ohio and Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties in Kentucky.
A cold front will move through the area Saturday night, bringing snow showers with accumulations of less than an inch, the weather service said in a report. The winds are expected to be active again, mixing with cold temperatures, leading to a sharp decrease in wind chills.
Meteorologists say they expect wind temperatures to reach 15 degrees below zero, which could lead to hypothermia if certain precautions are not taken. Anyone venturing outside should wear warm clothing, a hat, and gloves.
Some places won’t see temperatures climb into the mid-20s until Thursday, the weather service said.
Where to stay warm in Cincinnati
The Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center operates as an emergency shelter from 10am to 6pm on Sunday and Monday. The Northern Kentucky Emergency Shelter on West 13th Street in Covington is also open and expanding its day services to help people stay out of the dangerous cold.
Detailed Cincinnati weather forecast
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high around 16 degrees. Wind chill values reach -10 degrees and westerly winds range from 11 to 18 mph, with gusts up to 28 mph. The weather will be completely cloudy at night, and the minimum temperature will be around 6 degrees. Expect wind chills as low as -4 degrees and west winds 7 to 10 mph.
Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day): A slight chance of snow before 7 a.m., then a slight chance of snow after 1 p.m. Chance of rain is 20%. The weather is often cloudy, with a high near 19 degrees, and wind chills down to -4 degrees. The weather will be completely cloudy at night, and the minimum temperature will be around 9 degrees. Chance of snow, especially before 1 a.m., with a 30% chance of rain. New snow accumulations of less than a half inch are possible.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high around 17 degrees. The weather is clear at night, and the minimum temperature is about 7 degrees.
Wednesday: Sunny, and the maximum temperature is approaching 25 degrees. The weather is completely cloudy at night, and the minimum temperature is about 19 degrees.
Thursday: It is mostly cloudy, with a high near 31 degrees and a chance of snow. The chance of rain is 30%. The weather is completely cloudy at night, and the minimum temperature is about 20 degrees. Snow is possible with a 60% chance of rain.
Source: National Weather Service, Wilmington, Ohio.