COLUMBUS — Snow has been the talk of weather this week. Now, the skies will clear and the temperatures will tumble. Central Ohio is not only expecting very cold highs in the teens and morning lows around zero, the cold air will last longer than it has this El Nino winter season.
ABC 6/FOX 28 visited the Faith Mission in downtown Columbus where they will add 30 extra beds. Vic Ward, Director of Operations at Faith Mission says they're prepared to expand significantly not just tonight but for as long as the cold snap will last.
"We expand a number of beds, upwards of 30 beds in our shelters, the system itself there's several other shelters in Columbus, it can expand hundreds of beds based on cold weather." Ward also explained the shelter which serves three meals a day year round always appreciates extra help from the community during cold snaps. Supplies will be depleted and donations of toiletries, bed linens and clothes are always appreciated.
The coldest morning in our extended forecast will be Valentine's Day. The morning temperature will be about 20 degrees below normal.