Arctic cold front likely to hit St. Lawrence County Wednesday with temps below zero overnight
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 8:58 am

A low pressure system will pass to our north Wednesday, dragging an arctic cold front across the St. Lawrence Valley, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The passage of the front will be accompanied by a quick shot of snow, some gusty winds, and a return to bitterly cold temperatures by Wednesday night, forecasters say.

Another low pressure system passes to our south on Friday, bringing more snow showers to the region, NWS says.

Highs today will be around 29 with a 30 percent chance of snow, the service says. An overnight low of 25 is expected with a 5 percent chance of an inch or less of snow.

The forecast through Martin Luther King Day is as follows:

Wednesday

Snow showers likely, mainly before 2pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a temperature rising to near 31 by 10am, then falling to around 20 during the remainder of the day. Southwest wind 14 to 16 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around -9. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 15. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Snow likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. East wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22. East wind around 6 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around -2. West wind around 6 mph.

Saturday

A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 11. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night

Snow. Low around -4. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday

Snow. High near 8. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around -12. North wind around 8 mph.

M.L.King Day

Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 6. West wind around 7 mph.