There are still about two months until the official start of winter, but below-average temperatures brought snow flurries to parts of northern and central Ohio on Wednesday morning, including Columbus. No accumulation was expected.
The unseasonable chill is expected to last the rest of the week. The forecast calls for overnight lows around freezing and highs only in the 40s, before a gradual warm-up heading into the weekend.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for Northeast Ohio — including Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark and Wayne counties — until 10 a.m. Thursday.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the upper 20’s to lower 30’s overnight, with the coldest temperatures expected around 2 a.m. Thursday.
Tender vegetation that is not protected or harvested could be damaged by the freezing temperatures.
Daytime highs are expected to reach the 60s next week.