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UPDATE: Wind chill warnings in effect today; Hancock County under Level 1 advisory

Dangerously cold temperatures during the nighttime hours and wind chills as low as minus 30 have prompted the National Weather Service to issue several weather warnings through Wednesday afternoon.

In Hancock, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties, a wind chill advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. A wind chill warning will be in effect starting at 6 p.m. today until noon Wednesday.

In Putnam, Henry and Allen counties, a wind chill warning is in effect until noon Wednesday. In Hardin County, a wind chill warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Level 2 snow advisories are in effect for Henry, Seneca and Wyandot counties. Roads are icy and snow-covered, and drivers are urged to take caution while driving.

Meanwhile, Hancock, Putnam and Wood counties are all under a Level 1 snow advisory.

Due to the cold weather, many northwestern Ohio school districts have also cancelled classes today, and other events in Findlay and Hancock County have also been postponed or cancelled.  Check here for the latest up-to-date lists: school delays/cancellations; event cancellations.

Patches of blowing snow are expected in Findlay today under partly cloudy skies, with a high near 8 and wind chills as low as minus 18. Winds will be from the west at 16 to 20 mph.

Tonight’s low will be minus 14, with a wind chill as low as minus 31.

Tuesday will be the coldest day this week, with a high temperature of minus 1 and a low of minus 11. Wind chills may be between minus 30 and 35 during Tuesday.

Temperatures begin to warm up mid-week, but it will still be frigid outside, with a high of 12 on Wednesday and 27 on Thursday. A slight chance of snow is expected into the weekend.

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