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Wind Chill Warning issued for most of Northeast Ohio as brutally cold temperatures move in

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Posted at 6:52 AM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 09:57:22-05

CLEVELAND — A Wind Chill Warning has been issued for Northeast Ohio as brutal temperatures start to move into the area.

The Wind Chill Warning is in effect from 1 a.m. on Wednesday to 4 p.m. on Thursday, meaning a combination of very cold air and wind will create dangerously low wind chill values.

Most of Northeast Ohio is also under a Winter Weather Advisory until noon on Tuesday.

Arctic air will move into the region today and will remain in place through Thursday.

Temperatures in Northern Ohio will drop a few degrees below zero Wednesday and Thursday morning with wind chills between minus-20 and about minus-38. We wont get to minus-40. Wind chills will not get as cold as minus-55, according to Power of 5 Chief Meteorologist Mark Johnson.

Because temperatures are dropping Tuesday morning, this will cause a flash freeze of water on untreated roads during the morning commute and elevated surfaces.

The following counties are under the watch and winter weather advisory:

  • Lake
  • Geauga
  • Cuyahoga
  • Ashtabula Inland
  • Medina
  • Summit
  • Portage
  • Trumbull
  • Wayne
  • Stark
  • Mahoning
  • Holmes
  • Ashtabula Lakeshore

This warning also includes cities of Cleveland, Mentor, Chardon, Jefferson, Medina, Akron, Ravenna, Warren, Wooster, Canton, Youngstown, Millersburg, and Ashtabula.