Beacon Journal staff report
The calendar might say it is nearly the end of February, but the thermometer looks a lot more like January.
The National Weather Service is warning residents that a new batch of Arctic air is making its way into Ohio and the chilly temperatures will be around for a while.
The weather service is predicting that the wind chills could dip to 10 to 15 degrees below zero at times tonight and Thursday night.
Today’s high will be in the upper teens with wind chills as low as 6 degrees below zero. The low tonight will be in the single digits with wind chills below zero.
Temperatures through Monday are expected to be below freezing.
The National Weather Service blames the cold on an “expansive area of surface high pressure parked” over Ohio and the East Coast.
“This will continue to usher in the Arctic air from Canada and keep temperatures well below normal for this time of the year,” the weather service said.