A mix of frigid temperatures and up to 3 inches of snow could cause slippery roads for commuters south of Interstate 70 Monday morning.
A National Weather Service winter weather advisory for Greene, Montgomery and Preble counties will remain in effect until 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Temperatures in the Dayton area are expected to drop to 10 degrees below zero by 8 a.m. Monday, and snow accumulations of 1-3 inches are expected.
“If you are traveling south of I-70, the further you get toward Cincinnati, conditions on those roads are going to get worse,” NewsCenter 7 meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. “But if you travel north of I-70, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be that bad.”
While minimal snowfall totals are expected for the Dayton area, heavier snow is expected south of Dayton. A winter storm warning was issued Sunday for Butler, Clinton and Warren counties, among others. Up to 7 inches of snow could fall in those areas by Tuesday morning.
Snow totals of up to 10 inches are possible south of Cincinnati.
The extreme cold temperatures left hundreds of Miami Valley drivers stranded over the weekend. An estimated 233 drivers called AAA for assistance over the course of a 16-hour period.
“The bitter cold temperatures are taking a toll on batteries,” said AAA spokeswoman Cindy Antrican.
Shelters in the Dayton region were open over the weekend for those who needed to get out of the extreme cold.
St. Vincent de Paul Gettysburg Gateway for Men and St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families will be open until noon Monday. Guests can stay in the shelters all day during this time.
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