Cold weather grips central, northern New York

Jan 2, 2014

Much of central New York is under a winter storm warning until tomorrow morning. Snow will fall heavily at times around the region, with the heaviest of the snow falling from Syracuse south. Six to 12 inches of snow is possible around central New York by tomorrow with lesser amounts to the north.

In addition to the snow, the region will be facing bitterly cold temperatures. Wind chill advisories are posted for the region through tomorrow morning.

In the Syracuse area, temperatures tomorrow will be between zero and 5 degrees, with some spots staying below zero throughout the day, while overnight temperatures going into the weekend will fall below zero. Meteorologist Kirk Apffel with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says cold temperatures combined with the wind could produce wind chills approaching minus 20.

"Any time the wind chills get below zero, it's going to be very uncomfortable outside," Apffel said. "And when you're getting into the minus ten and minus teens, it could be dangerous if you're not properly protected from that or if you had any issues where you aren't able to quickly get inside."

Temperatures are expected to rise into the 20s on Saturday and into the 30s on Sunday in some parts of central New York.