Deep freeze next 2 days with high of 11 today, 12 on Friday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 January 2022 at 8:08 am

It’s going to be cold the next two days in Orleans County, with highs of only 11 today and 12 on Friday, the National Weather Service in Buffalo said.

The wind chill values will be as low as -5 today and -10 on Friday. The overnight low will drop to 4 tonight followed -3 on Friday night.

The sharp drop from Wednesday, when temps were in the high 30s, caused snow melt. The subsequent rapid refreeze has led to slick spots on sidewalks and any untreated road surfaces, the Weather Service said.

“If you are out an about be careful as some of this ice may not be visible underneath any recent snowfall,” the Weather Service said. “Exercise caution as you head out this morning.”

Saturday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 22 followed by a mostly cloudy Sunday, with a high near 25.