Watertown Breaks Record - Wind Chill Warnings ContinuePosted: Updated:
If you venture outside today, it might be painful. That's how cold it is.
In fact Watertown set a state record at 32 degrees below zero early Thursday. The last time the thermometer was in that range was in 1993 when it was 23 below.
And that's not factoring in wind chill.
Wind chill warnings are in effect for Jefferson and Lewis counties until 1 p.m. Thursday and in St. Lawrence County until 7 a.m. Friday.
Wind speeds of 10 to 15 miles per hour are expected, which could make it feel as if it's anywhere from 25 to 40 below zero.
At these kinds of temperatures, exposed skin can get frostbite in as little as 10 minutes.
Thursday's highs -- without the wind chill -- will be in the low single digits above zero.
It dips into the teens below zero overnight.
It stays cold Friday, with highs again in the single digits above zero.
There's a 70 percent chance of snow Saturday, when highs will be around 10 above.
Highs will be a touch below zero on Sunday and Monday, with highs in the upper single digits on Tuesday and in the mid-teens on Wednesday.
Overnight lows for the period will be in the single and double digits below zero.
Watch the video for Les Shockley's chilling forecast.