Strong winds this evening; chance of snow, freezing cold Thursday

It will be windy today as a cold front moves east through the region ahead of chance of snow arriving Thursday.

Winds will gust up to 40 mph through the day. Strong winds could carry away loose outdoor items such as trash cans and could pose a danger to high-profile vehicles on roadways.

A Wind Advisory has been canceled for Champaign, Darke and Miami counties.

Skies will be partly sunny today and it will be colder, with a high around 39 degrees but wind chills in the mid-20s.

Gusts will taper off this evening, but it will still be breezy throughout the night. With the wind chill, the overnight low around 16 degrees will feel like temperatures are just above zero degrees, the NWS said.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 24 degrees. There is a chance of snow, mainly from about 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., which will affect the evening commute for areas that receive snow. A couple of inches is possible southeast of the I-71 corridor. Low ground temperatures will allow for quick accumulation on untreated surfaces.

Thursday night will be frigid and breezy with a slight chance of snow before 8 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy with an overnight low around 11 degrees and wind chill values as low as zero.

Skies will be mostly sunny Friday, but it the high temperature again will be near 24 degrees. Friday night will be partly cloudy with an overnight low around 15.

The weekend will be much warmer, with the high near 40 for Saturday. Rain is expected Saturday night, which will have an overnight low around 38 degrees.

Rain continues Sunday, mainly before 1 p.m. It will be cloudy but warmer with a high near 47 degrees. Bitter cold returns Sunday night, which will have an overnight low around 16.

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