Arctic chill and possible “intense snow” tomorrow morning

“Arctic air plunges into the Finger Lakes” tonight and tomorrow, according to Finger Lakes Weather, with “a band of very intense lake effect snow” that will develop to our west and head this way.

Meteorologist Drew Montreuil warns of “quickly changing conditions” for the Finger Lakes through Thursday morning that could be “particularly dangerous,” including heavy snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour and wind gusts up to 40mph.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Central New York, including Tompkins County, saying “very cold air will overspread the area late Thursday into Friday with wind chills falling below zero.”

Forecast temperatures won’t get above the teens again until Saturday, after the temperature drops through the 20s this afternoon. Thursday night will drop to around 7 degrees, with wind chill values as low as -13.

The National Weather Service says snow showers are likely tonight, tomorrow, and tomorrow night, and steadier snow is likely Friday night and Saturday morning, though Saturday’s temperatures will warm up to the mid 30s in time for the Rutabaga Curl at the Ithaca Farmers Market!

Drew from Finger Lakes Weather says snow late this evening and early tomorrow morning could bring “quickly changing road conditions” and “may make travel hazardous.” Check 14850.com for school delays or closings and road conditions, and if you have to drive in snowy weather, take it slow!

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