Wind chill of 30 below today, and snow coming to St. Lawrence Valley
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 9:09 am

A wind chill advisory is posted for the North Country for today, tonight and tomorrow, as sub-zero temperatures cover the North Country this morning and northeast winds of around 15 mph are driving wind chill readings to 30 below and lower.

Snow is also a likely weather feature for today and tonight, although we in the North Country won’t be getting the 12-14 inches predicted for other parts the state today and tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

The highest snowfall in St. Lawrence County will be in the south, with two to four inches today and one to three inches tonight predicted for Star Lake and Gouverneur, for a total of up to seven inches by tomorrow morning.

Potsdam and Canton are expected to receive one to two inches today and another one to two inches tonight, up to four inches through tonight.

Along the St. Lawrence River, in Massena and Ogdensburg half an inch is expected today and another inch overnight.

A little bit more snow is expected during the day tomorrow.

High temperatures today could rise above aero, but not by much, the NWS says.

Lows tonight will be about 10 below, with northeast winds of about 10 to 15 mph, bringing wind chills tonight down to around minus 25.

It will continue to be cold tomorrow, with highs in the single digits below zero, and there will be a little snow, and wind chills again will be around minus 30, but the sun will be out.

It will continue to be very cold tomorrow night, but on Saturday, the high temperature could reach as high as 20 degrees above zero.

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

• Today: Snow likely. Cloudy and cold, with a high near 2. Wind chill values as low as -33. Northeast wind 14 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

• Tonight: Snow likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around -11. Wind chill values as low as -26. Northeast wind 9 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

• Friday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near -5. Wind chill values as low as -28. North wind around 9 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

• Friday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around -11. Wind chill values as low as -24. South wind 6 to 9 mph.

• Saturday: Cloudy, with a high near 19. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 21 mph.

• Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. South wind 10 to 14 mph.

• Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 31. South wind 7 to 11 mph.

• Sunday Night: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

• Monday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Light south wind becoming southwest 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

• Monday Night: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 5. West wind 9 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

• Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 12. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

• Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. West wind around 11 mph.

• Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15. Southwest wind around 10 mph.