Then, Thursday is expected to be even colder, with early morning lows approaching the single digits and wind chills dropping below zero.
Strong, cold winds across Lake Michigan will produce lake effect snow squalls on the west side of the state for the next few days.
The National Weather Service is predicting 6 to 10 inches of snow for Sullivan and DE counties and 3 to 7 inches of snow for Ulster and Greene counties. Temperatures at night are expected to be about 25 below with wind chills of 48 below in McHenry County, she said. The City of Plymouth also has a snow emergency in effect.
Winds will continue gusting 15 to 20 miles per hour both days, blowing around the new snowfall and residual snow on the ground from Monday. Snow will start out lighter but pick up in intensity heading throughout the morning. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.
Travel could be very hard.
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Wind blown snow was causing low visibility on Monday. Frostbite will be a concern both days, and could set in after only 15 minutes of exposure to the arctic air. If you must be outside, be sure to cover all exposed skin.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
The watch will be in effect through Thursday evening.
For tomorrow, scattered snow showers remain in the forecast, but much lighter than what we have seen today. Snow is to end by daybreak Wednesday.