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Near record breaking temperatures to hit Valley

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Cold temperatures will put the Valley in a "deep freeze" heading into next week.

Only 11 days into winter and the thought of  temperatures dipping between negative 15 and negative 20 degrees is bone chilling.

"I'm ready for Spring time," said one Valley resident.

But with 76 days until spring and counting. Others are just accepting 'Old Man Winter.'

"We just got to enjoy the weather, because it's a God thing. We just got to enjoy it and keep on rolling," said another Valley resident.

That may be the best advice, since next week 21 News Chief Meteorologist Eric Wilhelm is calling for near record breaking temperatures.

"Flirting with that all time record of negative 22 degrees, and that actually occurred exactly 20 years ago back in 1994," said Wilhelm.

Here in the Valley, the average low temperature for January is about 20 degrees. Monday night heading into Tuesday we could drop 35, even 40 degrees below that average.

"Not only will the low temperatures on Tuesday be remarkably cold, the day time high might not get above zero," said Wilhelm. "That's the first time that would have happened since 1994."

Thankfully, next week Wilhelm says winds won't be especially strong but with temperatures so cold, even a five mile per hour breeze can make temperatures feel like negative 30.  

Which may be cold enough to make it feel like Winter is frozen in time.

"It's a little too early to say what February holds but certainly the first half of January, going out another couple of weeks, looks pretty cold compared to average and we'll probably see a few more snow storms as well," said Wilhelm.






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