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Winter storm warning continuing, temperatures to drop

A National Weather Service winter storm warning remains in effect for northwestern Ohio until 4 a.m. Monday, and a wind chill warning will be in effect from 4 a.m. Monday to 9 a.m. Wednesday.

More snow is expected tonight in the region: generally 2 to 5 inches, the weather service said.

In Findlay, 2 to 4 inches is possible tonight, the weather service predicts.

Not everyone in the region is getting snow, however. Wyandot County has been spared.

Tonight, winds will pick up, becoming northwest at 15 to 30 mph with gusts around 35 mph, the weather service said. West to southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph will continue into Tuesday.

The wind will cause blowing snow tonight and Monday, reducing visibility for motorists.

Temperatures are expected to fall below zero tonight, reaching a low of minus 4 at Findlay, with a wind chill as low as minus 16.

Temperatures are expected to stay below zero Monday and remain near or below zero into Wednesday.

Wind chill readings will range from 20 degrees below zero to as low as 40 degrees below zero, especially Monday through Wednesday mornings.

The weather service says motorists should use extreme caution if travel is unavoidable.

A wind chill warning is issued when a strong wind will combine with cold temperatures to create dangerously cold conditions for exposed skin. The wind will make it feel like it is 25 degrees below zero or colder for several hours.

Those planning to venture outdoors should use common sense and dress warmly, the weather service said.

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