Snow expected in St. Lawrence Valley tonight, Thursday; temperatures expected to drop to below zero
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 11:54 am

The National Weather Service is calling for hazardous weather throughout the North County with snow expected Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning.

A low-pressure area moving off the mid-Atlantic coast early today will pass south of Cape Cod this afternoon. This low will bring some light snow to parts of the region.

Snow showers are possible late tonight across northern New York as an arctic cold front move southeast from Canada.

The front will move through the region early Thursday with a chance of snow showers.

This cold front will bring falling temperatures to the region during the day on Thursday and below zero temperatures Thursday night and early Friday.

Another shot of arctic air will bring very cold air to the region

From Sunday night through Tuesday with below zero temperatures expected

Sunday night and Monday night.

The colder air over the region will increase the potential for freeze up ice jams, especially on open waterways. No flooding is expected, but rapid in bank rises are possible with any freeze up ice jam that may develop.

For current weather forecasts in your community visit the North Country Now Weather Page at http://northcountrynow.com/weather.

Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Southwest wind 7 to 15 mph.

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of snow showers after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 13. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday: A 60 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a temperature falling to around -1 by 10am. Wind chill values as low as -21. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around -9. Wind chill values as low as -19. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Southwest wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 18.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 36.

Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 20.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 29.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -5.

M.L.King Day: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 13.

Monday Night: Cloudy, with a low around -9.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 11.