Wind chill values of -15° to -30° make for an uncomfortable Thursday. Actual air temps jump from the single digits below zero to slightly above zero with a southwest wind of around 15 mph. Breaks of sunshine will be intermixed with higher terrain clouds and a few light snow showers thanks to intense lake-effect snow off to our west in the Tug Hill region. Tonight, partly cloudy with a low back down below zero.
Friday, mostly to partly sunny with a high in the teens. Light southwest wind 5-10 mph. Friday night, you guessed it, back down below zero by a handful of degrees. Saturday, light snow of a dusting to 1-2″ falls over primarily our northern counties as a weak disturbance arrives; but, temperatures return to the low 20s by the afternoon.
Sunday is a mainly quiet day with a high of 30 degrees. However, it’s our last quiet day before really unsettled weather takes over Monday to Wednesday. During this stretch, the temp bounces back and forth between the upper 30s and low 40s daytime and upper 20s to low 30s at night. Daytime rain and nighttime freezing rain, sleet and snow will make for several tough commutes and a risk for further ice jam flooding.
Have a terrific day!
-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault