The Week In Weather: Winter ReturnsPosted: Updated:
You knew it wouldn't last.
After a burst of mostly mild weather, winter returns this week, with snow, rain and sleet all headed our way. Then it gets cold.
Let's talk about Jefferson and Lewis counties first: There's a winter weather advisory in effect for both counties from late this afternoon until 7 AM Tuesday.
- Tonight: Snow, freezing rain and sleet before 4 AM, then snow and sleet for about an hour, then rain, snow and sleet. Look for about an inch of snow and sleet, and a low of 26. Chief weathercaster John Kubis also says we can expect high winds.
- Tuesday: A high of 41, but it won't feel good. Look for rain and sleet, then maybe some rain late Tuesday afternoon. More rain and snow Tuesday night, with a low around 30.
- Wednesday: Snow, with a high of 34 and a low of 17. A note of caution: Kubis believes the Tug Hill and Adirondacks could see 4 to 6 inches of snow Tuesday night through Wednesday, dayside. Look for a couple of inches in Watertown.
- Thursday: More snow, with a high of 21 - and then it gets cold. The low Thursday night? 1 degree.
- Friday: Sunny, but a high of only 12. Friday night's low dips just below zero.
- Saturday and Sunday: Quiet, sunny. Highs of 15-20. The low Saturday night? Still cold. Maybe 2 degrees.
How different is St. Lawrence County, especially the upper part of the county? Different enough. Tonight will be all snow, maybe 1-3 inches.
As is the case in Jefferson and Lewis counties, it warms up Tuesday, but not quite as much. Maybe a high of 40, with rain, snow and then more rain.
Another difference? 1-3 inches of snow is possible Wednesday.
And what's cold in Jefferson and Lewis counties, is colder in St. Lawrence County. The low Thursday night is -3; Friday night, -9; Saturday night, -6.