Forecast adds blowing snow

By THE COURIER STAFF
Blowing snow tonight and Saturday will be added to the region’s bitterly cold temperatures, the National Weather Service warns.
The weather service has extended a wind chill advisory through noon today, and added a winter storm watch for tonight and Saturday.
Thursday night’s low in the region was expected to be around minus 6, and wind chill readings could reach 24 degrees below zero early today, the weather service said. Hypothermia can occur rapidly in those unprepared for the cold, and exposed skin will be susceptible to frostbite.
Today, widespread blowing snow is expected after 10 a.m. The high is predicted to be 16 to 18 degrees, according to weather service and WTOL-TV forecasters, with wind chill values as low as minus 24.
Tonight, blowing snow will continue. The low will be 15 to 18 degrees, with wind chills as low as minus 4, the forecasters said.
From 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected to fall tonight through Saturday afternoon in the area west of Interstate 71 in Ohio, and 3 to 5 inches is predicted east of the interstate.
For Findlay specifically, 1 to 3 inches of snow is predicted by the weather service.
Blowing snow will continue Saturday, with a high from 19 to 25 degrees and wind chill values as low as minus 6. Saturday night’s low is expected to range from 4 degrees to minus 4, according to weather service and WTOL-TV forecasters.
Sunday’s high is predicted to be 14 to 24 degrees, with a low ranging from 4 degrees to minus 3.
WTOL-TV meteorologist Robert Shiels says record low temperatures may be set next week in the region.
On Monday, a daytime high of only 7 to 8 degrees, and a nighttime low of minus 12 to minus 14, is predicted by WTOL-TV and the National Weather Service.
Tuesday’s high is predicted to be 0 to 3 degrees, with a low of minus 10 to minus 11.
On Wednesday, a high of 8 to 9 degrees and a low around 0 to minus 4 are predicted by the forecasters.
Temperatures may warm a bit on Thursday. The high is predicted to be 16 to 19 degrees.

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