The region is shivering under some of the coldest temperatures since Thanksgiving with wind chills expected to dip into single digits for the end of the first full work week of the new year.

Kathy Whyte-WNBF News
Kathy Whyte-WNBF News

The National Weather Service in Binghamton says wind gusts of 25 to 35 miles per hour are expected in parts of the Twin Tiers. This, along with scattered snow showers and flurries, could cause reduced visibilities at times, as well as downed tree branches and isolated power outages.

Breezy and cold conditions will create low wind chills in the single digits to near zero.

Residents are reminded to take the proper precautions against the cold weather, including dressing in layers, covering all extremities, ears, nose and head and make sure pets have proper shelter against the wind and cold.

Meanwhile, a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. (January 10) for Chenango, Cortland, Otsego and Tompkins Counties.

Officials had expected total snow accumulation in the advisory area after 3 a.m. to be of 2 to 5 inches. The higher snow amounts were expected across the northern end of the counties.

Winds gusting as high as 35 miles per hour will create areas of blowing and drifting snow.

Officials said travel could be difficult in Central New York and areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.


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