A New Record Low For Watertown, But It'll Be Warmer TomorrowPosted: Updated:
It's another record low for Watertown.
It was 26 below at the airport. The previous record was 17 below set in 1998.
There's a wind chill warning in effect for Jefferson and Lewis counties until 10 a,m. A wind chill warning for St. Lawrence County ends at noon.
Because of the wind chill, the Watertown airport's 26 below felt more like 44 below.
Monday's high will be around 5 degrees, but the wind will likely make it feel as if it's below zero, even after the wind chill warnings are lifted.
There are times when it will feel as cold as 25 below during the day Monday. At those temperatures, exposed skin can get frostbite in as few as 10 minutes.
The average high for this time of year is 29 degrees.
No snow is expected for Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence counties Monday, but there's a lake effect snow warning in Oswego County until 7 a.m. Tuesday. Some of that lake effect could make its way into southern Lewis and Jefferson counties early Tuesday.
It gets warmer for part of the week. Highs will be in the low-20s on Tuesday and Wednesday and in the mid-teens on Thursday.
Then temperatures plunge again.
Highs will be in the single digits below zero on Friday and Saturday and around 10 on Sunday.
Watch the video for Beth Hall's forecast.