Bitter cold temps to sweep through Cortland after winter storm

CORTLAND, N.Y. — An arctic blast of cold temperatures and gusty winds will sweep through central New York this afternoon after roughly a foot of snow blanketed the region this weekend.

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 p.m. today, though little additonal snowfall is expected for the remainder of the day. High wind speeds will cause snow to drift, negatively impacting travel conditions. Many roads remain snow and ice covered.

Temperatures are currently dropping father than anticipated, with single digit readings already recorded in Cortland County and across much of central New York this afternoon. A wind chill warning will take effect at 6 p.m. tonight and last through Monday evening. Wind chill values could reach up to 25 below tonight.

Monday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day): An additional inch of snow is possible, with highs around 5 above and wind gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill values as low as 27 below.

Monday night: High winds will begin to diminish. Temperatures likely to fall into the single digits.

Tuesday: Partly sunny skies. Highs will generally range in the upper teens to lower 20s.

Wednesday: A chance for snow/sleet/freezing rain. Temperatures should climb into the 30s.