Beacon Journal staff report
- Ohioans have seen worst of deep freeze
- Akron center takes in homeless during extreme weather
- Arctic air eases its grip on much of the U.S.
- Buses fail to answer wake-up call, forcing some area schools to close again
- Wind chill warning expires across region Wednesday
- Water crisis spreads from Medina to include county
- Area closings and delays
- Utilities urge customers to cut back on electricity and natural gas use
- Weather records fall as Arctic air impacts area
- Polar air brings single-digit cold to East, South
- Akron postal worker finds body; man’s death appears to be weather related
- Region sets electricity consumption record twice on Tuesday
Break out the shorts and sandals.
After setting record low temperatures Monday and Tuesday, the weekend forecast for the Akron area is calling for a relative heat wave. The high for Saturday is expected to reach 47 degrees. Rain is also expected.
The forecast for Sunday calls for partly sunny skies with a high of 43 degrees.
That’s a stark contrast from Tuesday’s record low of 11 degrees below zero. Wind chills dipped well below minus 30 degrees Tuesday, shuttering schools and businesses throughout Northeast Ohio.