Lake Effect Snow Hits Some -- Cold Hits EveryonePosted: Updated:
Some places are having heavy lake effect snow Tuesday morning.
That's why officials have posted a no unnecessary travel advisory in Lewis County and why some organizations and businesses are delaying or cancelling activities.
There's a lake effect snow warning in effect for both Lewis and Jefferson counties until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The heavy snow band is expected to focus mainly over the Tug Hill in southern Jefferson and Lewis counties for much of Tuesday, although it could shift north or south.
The hardest-hit areas could see from 4 to 6 feet before it's over.
Right now, it looks as if it will drift further south overnight and into Wednesday.
Along with the snow will be brisk winds, with gusts as high as 40 miles per hour, so there's likely to be a good deal of blowing and drifting snow.
And it's also going to be cold.
Tuesday's highs will only be in the teens, with overnight lows dipping into the single and double digits below zero.
There's a wind chill advisory for the higher elevations of St. Lawrence County from 1 a.m until 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Highs will be only in the single digits above zero from Wednesday through next Monday, with lows in the single and double digits below zero.
Watch the video for Les Shockley's forecast.