With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
Bitter Cold Follows Year’s First Snowstorm
Central Ohio roads are mostly clear, but people are still doing their best to stay indoors.
Temperatures fell below zero in many areas early Friday, with wind chills nearing -20 degrees.
After an expected warm-up into double digits Saturday and Sunday, temperatures will dive back down, with highs throughout the state from only 0 to 5 for Monday. And it’ll stay bitterly cold through most of next week.
Some counties are still cleaning up from the storm that blew through Thursday, leaving 4 to 6 inches of new snow.
But the northeast U.S. is getting the brunt, with around 2 feet of snow in some areas.