Frigid temperatures prompt warning this weekend

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Montgomery County Human Services Planning and Development is issuing a severe weather alert as frigidly cold temperatures take hold this weekend.

The alert is in effect on Saturday, February 14 at noon until noon on Monday, February 16.

The county says it will put into effect its extreme cold severe weather plan that includes sheltering at-risk people and families at designated locations.

St. Vincent will provide shelter to anyone who needs shelter. Guests are allowed to remain in shelter all day during the severe weather period.

Outreach workers, law enforcement, and emergency personnel should encourage homeless people they encounter to go to shelter, and transport them to shelter if appropriate.

The shelter locations are:

  • St. Vincent de Paul Gettysburg Gateway for Men, 1921 S. Gettysburg Avenue
  • St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families, 120 W. Apple St.

Storm Team 2 forecasts the high temperature Saturday is 23, but it will peak early then temperatures will plunge into the teens as the day progresses.

The high on Sunday is only 11. The low is 0.

“Sunday will clearly be the coldest day of the week,” said Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik.

Stay with 2 NEWS and Storm Team 2 throughout the weekend for any changes. Visit us on line at WDTN.com and put together a forecast yourself using our interactive weather tools.

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