Albany, N.Y. - After an interval of mild, rainy weather, upstate New York is about to be socked again with gusty winds, lake-effect snow and wind chills plunging well below zero.
The National Weather Service has posted a wind chill warning for western New York lasting from tonight until tomorrow evening with the potential for wind chill readings of 35-below zero.
In the Syracuse area, temperatures on Tuesday will barely be above zero and with strong winds. Wind chills will be between 20 and 30 below zero.
North of Syracuse, lake snow warnings are in effect. Parts of Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego Counties will get hit with heavy lake effect snow beginning late tonight. By the time it's all over on Wednesday, some areas could be measuring the snow b the foot, especially on the Tug Hill Plateau.
Lake-effect snow warnings are also posted for this afternoon through Wednesday south and east of Lake Ontario, with total accumulations up more than 3 feet in the most persistent snowfall areas although forecasters say many areas will likely see up to half-a-foot.