Cold to start the week; Mixed precipitation, including snow, possible

Freeze Watch and Warning in effect tonight until Tuesday



Low temperatures will linger for the start of the week, with a chance of precipitation — including some snow — through Wednesday.

Starting at 10 p.m., a Freeze Warning will be in effect for Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Warren counties until 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Freezing temperatures as low as 29 degrees are expected as well as frost and freeze conditions that will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation. To prevent outdoor water pipes from freezing or bursting, people should wrap or drain them or allow the pipes to drip slowly, according to NWS. Those with in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes.

Today will be chilly with temperatures close to 20 degrees colder than normal, according to NWS. Highs will range from the mid 40s to the low 50s.

Winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts of up to 30 mph are possible,

Tonight a cold front will move into the region, bringing a chance of precipitation with it. A mix of snow and rain are possible, but will likely stay north, according to NWS. Any snow flakes will reportedly be small. The best window for precipitation is in the evening to early overnight hours.

Low temperatures will be in the high 20s to low 30s, making frost and freeze conditions favorable.

Tuesday will be partly sunny with a chance of rain showers after 2 p.m. Windy weather also make a return, with gusts ranging from 8 to 14 mph and up to 26 mph.

The highs will be in the upper 40s.

Additional rain showers may be possible before 8 p.m. Overnight will likely be windy as well with gusts ranging from 7 to 10 mph and up to 22 mph. Temperatures will drop to around freezing, with cloud cover and wind being determining factors.

Wednesday will be warmer, but temperatures will still be around 10 degrees cooler than usual, according to NWS. Highs will be in the low 50s.

There will be some clouds, with the chance for showers lingering.

Overnight will be chilly as temperatures drop around freezing. Due to less wind and cloud coverage there is a higher chance for below freezing temperatures and widespread frost, according to NWS.

Thursday will see areas of frost before 10 a.m. with partly sunny conditions expected for the day. The high will be 56 degrees.

The overnight will be partly cloudy with a low temperature of 37 degrees.

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