Hazardous weather outlook remains in effect for St. Lawrence Valley, with snow squalls, frigid temperatures, wind chills expected
Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:52 am

A hazardous weather outlook remains in effect for the North Country, with snow squalls expected to drop up to two or three inches of snow on the area.

An approaching arctic cold front will likely bring occasional snow showers throughout the day and into the night Sunday, with two to three inches of accumulation possible in higher elevations by Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

"Bitterly cold" temperatures are expected to settle over the St. Lawrence Valley Monday and remain through the week, with highs hovering around zero or in the single digits, the service says. Lows may reach as low as 20 below zero.

Wind chill readings may add to the frigid conditions, with values as low as 15 to 30 degrees below zero predicted, according to NWS.

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The full forecast follows:

• Today :Snow showers likely, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Breezy, with a southwest wind 17 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

• Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

• M.L.King Day: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 8am. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Wind chill values as low as -8. West wind 7 to 10 mph.

• Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -12. Wind chill values as low as -22. West wind 6 to 9 mph.

• Tuesday: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 0. West wind 6 to 8 mph.

• Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14. West wind around 6 mph.

• Wednesday: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 1. West wind around 6 mph.

• Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

• Thursday: Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 8. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

• Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

• Friday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

• Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 13. South wind around 11 mph.

• Saturday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 27. Southwest wind 13 to 15 mph.