More snow in the St. Lawrence Valley today, tonight; much colder next week
Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 9:40 am

We can expect some more snow today and tonight in the North Country, and it will be getting much colder next week, according to the current National Weather Service forecast.

Light snow is spreading into northern New York this morning, with light accumulations before heavier, steadier snowfall arrives this afternoon and tonight. Total accumulations are expected to be two to four inches by late tonight, the NWS predicts.

A chance of light snow will persist right through New Year’s Day and it will remain cold, and will get colder. After daytime temperatures reach the 20s to near 30 Monday, the dropoff in readings will climax with a predicted overnight low of minus 14 Thursday night in the valley, and colder in the higher elevations..

You can keep track of weather developments, and see how our snowbirds are doing in warmer spots, by way of the NorthCountryNow.com weather page.

The forecast for the St. Lawrence Valley and the northwestern Adirondacks:

• Today: Snow, mainly after 11am. High near 22. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

• Tonight: Snow, mainly before 4am. Low around 13. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

• Sunday: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as zero. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

• Sunday Night: A slight chance of snow showers after 11pm. Increasing clouds, with a low around 6. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

• Monday: A chance of snow showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

• Monday Night: A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 9. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

• New Year's Day: A chance of flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14.

• Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.

• Wednesday: A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 18. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

• Wednesday Night: A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 3. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

• Thursday: A chance of snow showers. Cloudy and cold, with a high near 9. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

• Thursday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14 and colder in the mountains. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

• Friday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 7. Chance of precipitation is 30%.