Hazardous weather outlook: dangerously cold temps continue today; highs in 50s possible Thursday in St. Lawrence County
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 5:49 am

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather outlook for St. Lawrence County due to dangerously cold temperatures today as temps will be around zero with wind chill values below zero.

The NWS says it will not take much exposure to result in frostbite or hypothermia and people should limit their time in these conditions. Dress appropriately.

The high today will reach near 23 with wind chill values as low as -13. Wind gusts could be as high as 23 miles per hour, NWS says. The overnight low will be near 17.

High pressure will shift east of New England by this afternoon, allowing for developing south winds across the North Country and the start of a moderating temperature trend, the service says.

A warm front will bring periods of light snow Tuesday afternoon, followed by intermittent

sleet and possible rain Tuesday night. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent and the high for Tuesday will be near 34.

Prior to the wintry mix, a light snow accumulation may result in minor travel delays for the Tuesday evening commute.

Temperatures Wednesday through Friday will be well above mid-January climatological normals, with highs generally well into the 40s, and perhaps hitting 50 degrees in spots on Thursday afternoon.

The forecast through the weekend is as follows:

Tuesday

Snow likely before 5pm, then snow and sleet. High near 34. South wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Tuesday Night

Rain, snow, and sleet before 9pm, then rain and sleet likely between 9pm and midnight, then rain likely after midnight. Low around 31. Breezy, with a south wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of rain before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Southwest wind 10 to 18 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

A chance of rain and snow before 3am, then a chance of rain between 3am and 4am, then a chance of rain and snow after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. South wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 50. South wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

Rain likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday

A chance of snow before 7am, then a chance of snow showers after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 36. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 19. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Calm wind.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Light north wind.