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Wind Chill Watch issued for most of Northeast Ohio as arctic temperatures expected to hit the region

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Posted at 9:34 AM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 09:37:59-05

CLEVELAND — A Wind Chill Watch has been issued for most of Northeast Ohio late Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon as arctic temperatures are expected to move in the area.

Temperatures in the teens Tuesday will quickly drop to below zero across the area Tuesday night.

High temperatures across the area may not go above zero degrees on Wednesday for the first time since 1994 in many areas.

From Tuesday to Thursday, wind speeds will be between 15 to 25 mph with gusts reaching over 35 mph, causing wind chills to reach 20 to 40 degrees below zero, according to the Power of 5 Storm Team.

The following counties are under the Wind Chill Watch:

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

Wind chills this low could cause frostbite in a matter of minutes.

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