Northeast Indiana counties remained under travel advisories Sunday as snow persisted and bitterly cold temperatures carried by strong winds were forecast through mid-week.
With an inch more of snow expected last night, the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory through 7 a.m. today. A wind chill warning remains through noon Wednesday, covering much of Indiana, northern Illinois and western Ohio.
Local temperatures are expected to plunge today, with a low of minus 16 tonight. Strong winds could produce wind chills of 25 below to 40 below through Wednesday morning.
Fort Wayne officials announced the Parks and Recreation Department will open a warming station at the Community Center, 233 W. Main St., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning today.
The Salvation Army, 2901 N. Clinton St., will serve as a warming station and an overnight shelter. It will open at 9 a.m. today.
Snow removal efforts moved to residential streets Sunday, according to a statement. Plow trucks were expected to work overnight clearing neighborhood streets.