A wild week of weather...

Snow, bitterly cold temperatures, freezing rain, and a meltdown to finish...

Posted: Jan 24, 2019 6:14 PM

It's been a very busy week in the weather department, with huge swings in conditions over the past several days. It started this weekend with our largest snowstorm of the season. Wind chills dropped to -30 on Monday, with our coldest air temperature of the season falling to -20 on Tuesday. A significant freezing rain event caused numerous accidents on Wednesday. Thursday featured steady rain, warmth, and flooding. To top things off, rain turned back to snow with more traffic accidents in the afternoon.

And we're not quite through with things yet.

While the weather quiets down, the drop in temperature will cause ice to develop on untreated surfaces. This is called black ice, because it forms on pavement (and many other surfaces) and can be hard to see. Keep this in mind as you're heading out and about Thursday evening.

Cold weather looks to follow for Friday, with the development of lake effect snow north of the Mohawk Valley. Several inches of snow are expected to fall late Friday afternoon through Friday night across Lewis and Northern Herkimer and Hamilton Counties.

Thankfully, we do look to catch a breather heading into the weekend. Cold on Saturday but generally quiet. Light snow returns Sunday, with the potential of steadier snow on Tuesday.

Next week looks busier, with a polar plunge on the horizon. Temperatures are likely going to be bitterly cold again beginning Wednesday.

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