Schools cancel Tuesday classes

The prospect of subzero temperatures Tuesday has prompted regional schools to cancel classes for the second straight day.

Schools that will be closed Tuesday include Findlay, Arcadia, Arlington, Blanchard Valley School, Bluffton, Carey, Columbus Grove and St. Anthony, Cory-Rawson, Elmwood, Fostoria, Hardin Northern, Leipsic and St. Mary, Liberty-Benton, McComb, Mohawk, New Riegel, Ottawa-Glandorf and St. Peter-Paul, Patrick Henry, Riverdale, St. Wendelin, Tiffin, Trinity Lutheran, and Upper Sandusky.

Owens Community College also has canceled classes Tuesday.

The National Weather Service predicts a high temperature Tuesday of only 2 degrees, with wind chill values as low as minus 37. A low Tuesday night of minus 8, with wind chills as low as minus 28, is predicted by the weather service.

WTOL-TV meteorologist Robert Shiels expects a high Tuesday of 3 degrees and a low Tuesday night of minus 12.

A wind chill warning for the region remains in effect until noon Wednesday.

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.

After Tuesday, temperatures in the region are expected to stay above zero for the rest of the week.


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