By late Tuesday night, he expected temperatures to drop below 16 degrees, which is the record for Nov. 12 set in 1996.
Another record-low temperature of 14 degrees, set on Nov. 13, 1976, is expected to be broken today, he said.
Then, he said, the weather will “get much better.”
There were several minor crashes reported Tuesday morning in Butler County and slick roads were to blame, according to officials.
Here is an extended forecast from the NWS:
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 32.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 45.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 43.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.
Records for the amount of snowfall on Nov. 11 were set in three measuring locations:
Cincinnati: 2.3 inches, previous record of 1.3 inches set in 1894
Columbus, 2.1 inches, previous record of 0.5 inches set in 1983
Dayton, 2.3 inches previous record of 2.0 inches set 1894
Source: National Weather Service