NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Cold with gradual clearing from west to east.
5am: 21° 6am: 21° 7am: 21° 8am: 23° 9am: 24° 10am: 26° 11am: 26°
2015 OFF TO A COLD START:
Sprawling high pressure has cleared away any clouds from the weekend but has left us with a chilly northwest wind and temperatures starting in the teens and 20s. It won’t warm much today despite any sunshine. Highs will only reach into the upper 20s to near 30 degrees. Tonight, under a partly cloudy sky and a south wind, we will see lows fall into the mid 20s. Tuesday will be the last of the milder days ahead with highs around 40°.
EXTREME COLD AHEAD:
An Arctic cold front will pass through the region Tuesday afternoon sending temperatures downward. In fact, the coldest air yet this season will arrive along with gusty north winds. Wind chill values will be in the single digits Tuesday night along with a few snow flurries, especially along and north of the Ohio River. Wednesday will be the coldest yet with highs only in the low to mid 20s as a few flurries fly around. Bitter north winds of 15-25mph and temperatures dropping into the single digits Wednesday night will cause wind chill readings of -5° to -15° (below zero)! This will be a dangerous time for anyone to be outdoors so use extreme caution, dress in layers and check on pets and the elderly to make sure they have adequate sources of heat.
Temperatures will gradually warm into the 30s and 40s for the upcoming weekend but there will also be a slight chance of a rain or snow shower Saturday and Sunday.
Mostly Sunny, Much Colder…High 30, winds NW-7
Partly Cloudy and Cold…Low 24, winds S-6
Mostly Sunny, Breezy and Warmer…High 40, winds W-12