Another day of snow and bitter cold forecast for Friday

Staff Reports Posted 19 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – An Orleans County employee clears the sidewalk on Platt Street in front of the county jail this morning after another bout of snow.

The stretch of snow and brutal cold will continue on Friday when the National Weather Service has issued both a lake effect snow advisory until 1 p.m. and also a wind chill warning until 10 a.m.

Orleans, Niagara, Monroe and northern Genesee counties could see 3 to 5 inches of snow tonight and another inch during the day on Friday, according to the Weather Service.

The wind chill could fall to minus 30 degrees. The Weather Service says there will be 15 to 25 mile per hour westerly winds, combined with temperatures that will peak at 4 degrees on Friday. The overnight low tonight will fall to minus 7 degrees.

The conditions will result in dangerously cold temperatures, which could lead to frostbite and hypothermia if people are not dressed properly.

The weather will finally warm up this weekend, with high temperatures in the upper 20s on both Saturday and Sunday.

A truck heads south on Gaines Basin Road this afternoon to cross the canal bridge. There was lots of blowing snow out today.