Weather: Blast of Arctic air returns (1/13/18)

Torrance's Forecast Discussion

Torrance's Forecast: - Our weather as of recent has been a bit of a wild ride, from heavy rain, mild temperatures, extensive snow melt, flooding, snow... need I go on? Good news, we are welcoming in an area of high pressure. The bad news? It's about to get frigged, once again. This will not go over well with the many folks who are dealing with flooded properties from the last two days. River levels are continuing to drop into the evening hours, squishing the flood threat across the region. We truly saw spring weather on Friday, with winter by the overnight hours. Snow fell and accumulated quickly across northern New York and Vermont last night and this morning. Highest totals were seen in New York, because the change from rain to snow occurred here first... one of the highest totals that we have found was 16.5" in Duane Center. Other notable towns include, Churubusco, NY - 15.0", Malone, NY - 8.0", and Dannemira, NY - 8.0". Vermont towns didn't see that much, but still saw a wide spread 3-6 inches across most of the northern section of the state. 

Heading into our overnight hours, clouds will continue to thin out. A few mountain top snow showers will likely linger but will end before sunrise. The combo of clear skies and light winds will allow our overnight lows to fall through the floor. These lows will range from 5 to 15 below zero, with morning wind chills 15 to 30 below zero. Do bundle up before spending any amount of time outdoor, as frostbite can set in in a few short minutes. Wall to wall sunshine sticks around for the entire day, a light north wind 5-8mph possible, leading to a feel like temperature near 0 degrees much of the day. Sunday night into Monday morning we are still clear, and cold with overnight lows falling well below zero for the second night in a row. 

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day we are still under control of high pressure, giving us more sun than anything to kick of the day. Clouds will start to return by late afternoon, otherwise it's a slightly less cold and enjoyable day... highs are expected in the low to mid teens north, high teens low 20s south. Monday night into Tuesday is our next weak front, with limited moisture we could see scattered snow showers on and off Tuesday into Wednesday. Highs for mid-week look to become seasonable with highs in the mid and upper 20s, with overnight lows in the low to mid teens. 

Have a great night! 

-SkyTracker Meteorologist Torrance Gaucher 

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