Tonight: Dangerous cold continues with lows ranging from -20 to -5. Breezy northwest wind will produce wind chills between -40 to -20, coldest across the higher terrain north and east of Binghamton. A few flurries will dot the area through the night under mostly cloudy skies.
Sunday: Brutally cold start with temperatures maxing out between 3-10 degrees, otherwise mostly sunny skies prevail during the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Clouds increase with a 20% chance of snow showers after 3 a.m. Low: -5 to +3.
Wind Chill Warning remains in effect for all counties through 1PM Sunday
• Dangerous wind chills tonight-- -40 to -20F
• Temperatures struggle to ten degrees Sunday afternoon
• Potential for high impact storm Monday night through Tuesday
• Light snow develops Monday evening becoming steady snow Monday night-- mixing with rain Tuesday-- changing back to snow Tue PM
• Storm track and timing of changeover remain uncertain at this time
• Potential for significant snowfall and/ or rainfall
• Second storm to produce light snow Wednesday
• Wintry mix possible Friday/ Saturday with warmer temperatures.
We remain under the grips of old man winter this evening as temperatures have fallen below zero. The wind chill has been brutal and dangerous all day long, ranging in the teens below zero to 30 below zero. It will only get worse through the night.
Temperatures continue to fall into the teens below zero, especially north and east of Binghamton. Lows range from -20 to -5, coldest in the Catskills. Winds will be breezy all night and with temperatures as cold as they are, we don't need a strong wind to produce dangerously cold wind chills. It will feel like 20 to 40 degrees below zero all night long, coldest for the hill tops. Wind chill values this low is dangerous and life threatening if outdoors without the proper dress attire. Frost bite can develop within 20 minutes on exposed skin.
This will likely be the coldest air mass of the season and it's more of a one and done type of situation. The cold air doesn't stick around.
Sunday will be brutally cold with highs struggling to ten degrees. The wind chill will remain below zero all day long. Perhaps it will be a good idea to spend Valentine's Day indoors this year.
Next, our attention turns to a potentially significant and high impact storm for Monday night into Tuesday.
President's Day looks to start off dry and not as cold. However, as a storm tracks northward, light snow may overspread the area from south to north Monday afternoon and evening. Steady snow will likely develop Monday night before changing over to a mix of rain and snow, or to all rain by Tuesday morning.
The exact track of the storm remains uncertain. It appears as though the center will track just to our east-- placing us on the border of all snow or a mix of rain and snow. If the track shifts westward, we will see more rain and much less snow. If the track shifts east, the potential for a significant snowfall exists.
We are confident that this storm will produce a lot of precipitation as the moisture source goes as far south as the Caribbean.
It's far to early to discuss snow amounts at this juncture in time, however as we nail down the storm track, timing of precipitation and precipitation type, we will be able to provide more detailed information.
A secondary storm moves through Wednesday. This one is a fast moving clipper system that will provide a period of light snow showers to the area Wednesday.
The rest of the week is warmer with temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40. We will be watching the potential for a wintry mix next Friday and Saturday.