Cold spell to stretch through New Year's

Cold air moves in with a shot of snow later in the week

Cold air moves in with a shot of snow later in the week

News 12 meteorologists say today's high will be around 22 degrees with wind chill temperatures making it feel like it is in the teens. "We can get down to 10 below and it probably wouldn't do as much damage as 10 above for five to seven days".

Drivers should plan on a slippery evening commute, with reduced visibility and rapidly changing road conditions as narrow bands of persistent snow move through the area, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo. It wasn't that the VA's heating system wasn't working, but it couldn't keep up with the cold conditions.

The Weather Channel shows the low could be around 15 degrees on New Year's Day in the Jackson area. That same data shows that on the average December 27 is about 31 degrees, what some would consider a welcome relief when starring at the thermometer this Wednesday.

Wind chills could be as low as 15 below zero can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes, so be prepared with a emergency kit in your vehicle.

Sunday is expected to creep into the single digits at 5, then drop to minus-7 to chill New Year's Eve revelry.

Cold spell to stretch through New Year's
Cold spell to stretch through New Year's

But, it could be worse.

Friday will be mostly cloudy with a high of 36.

Local temperatures will remain below freezing most of the week with a blast of arctic air causing them to plummet this weekend.

Maybe there's some interest in a winter hike?

Thursday's high is predicted to be 13, with a low overnight of 2 degrees.

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