WEATHER ALERT DAY: Wind chills are below zero in the Columbus area

WEATHER ALERT DAY: Wind chills are below zero in the Columbus area

A wind chill warning is in effect for our entire area through the night:

There are different times for a wind chill warning to start tonight depending on location, but chills near -10 or below shouldn’t occur until after midnight.

Quick weather forecast:

  • Tonight: Mostly clear, still breezy, with a low of 6
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny, cold, maximum temperature 23
  • Thursday: Snow falls later, high 29
  • Friday: Snow showers expected, high 23
  • Saturday: Cool, breezy, partly sunny, high 17

Discussing expectations:

Good Tuesday evening,


It was a very cold day (again) today with temperatures only climbing into the mid teens this afternoon. As skies clear and winds remain at 8-12 mph throughout the night, temperatures will drop back into the low to mid single digits, with chills dropping to -10 or lower.

Wednesday will start out quite chilly, but should get “warmer” quickly, as temperatures will be the warmest of the workweek (so far) by lunchtime on Wednesday due to sunshine and a fresh southwesterly breeze. Clouds will begin to increase late Wednesday and this will keep temperatures more seasonably Wednesday night near 20.

Thursday is expected to have mainly cloudy skies, with temperatures reaching the upper 20s making it the warmest day of the week. Snow showers are expected to return in the afternoon and continue into the evening. At this point, this will very likely be the heaviest snowfall of the season (which isn’t a hard title right now), but we could pick up an inch during the daylight hours, with a few more inches overnight into Friday morning. .

Another inch of snow is likely during the day on Friday, as temperatures will struggle to warm any of it as the front moves east. Friday night temperatures will drop into the upper single digits. Fresh snow should get us off to a cold start on Saturday and a brisk afternoon in the mid to upper teens, with winds remaining in the teens as well. This will cause wind chills to rise above zero during the day.

On Saturday night, the winds calm down a little and the sky becomes clear. With our best snowpack of the season, expect the coldest temperatures of the season to start in the lower to mid single digits on Sunday morning. Sunday will be mostly sunny, and the beginning of a nice shift in our temperatures. Expect highs to remain cool in the mid 20s on Sunday.

Clouds will increase on Monday, with highs near normal and above freezing for the first time since early Saturday morning (Saturday, Jan. 13), in the mid to upper 30s. On Tuesday, the next weather maker will come from the southwest, with warmer air, and temperatures rising into the lower 40s as rain returns to the area.

-Dave

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