SPRINGFIELD, OH (January 29, 2019) — The City of Springfield will open a warming center on Wednesday, as potentially record-breaking cold moves into the area.
The warming center will be in the community room from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Trail Parks and Recreation District offices, 1301 Mitchell Blvd., on Jan. 30.
Officials will have coffee, hot chocolate and activities for those who need shelter from the cold.
A wind chill warning has been issued for the area beginning at 4 p.m. today through 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Forecasters predict wind chills as low as 40 degrees below zero, according to the NWS.
Residents are advised to dress in layers if they plan to be outdoors, to check on the elderly and keep pets inside, according to the NWS.