Some of the coldest air of the season has decended on Central New York Thursday. Everyone headed outdoors should bundle up or face the possibility of frost bite.
Wind chill warnings are now in effect for the area and we'll get plenty of snow too to add to our misery. Three to eight inches of light powdery snow is expected to fall thru Friday morning from a coastal storm that is snarling air traffic around the country.
At Hancock Airport in Syracuse, dozens of flights have been cancelled today, especially to areas like Chicago and New York City. Airport officials are urging local passengers to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport.
Across Central and Northern New York tonight, temperatures will plunge well below zero and the mercury may not reach above zero at all on Friday. The low tonight in Syracuse will be three below and forecasters say the temperature may not budge all day.
In the north country, temperatures in some places may plunge to 20 below tonight, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Temperatures by Saturday will soar to near 30, seeming like a virtual heatwave.
Sheriff's Deputies in Madison County have also issued a travel advisory for Thursday because of persistent snowfall and all student activities in the Syracuse School District have been cancelled.