Lake effect, dangerous cold headed our way

Staff Reports Posted 12 February 2016 at 12:00 am

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning and lake effect snow warning for Orleans County.

The lake effect warning continues until 10 p.m. today when up to 7 to 13 inches could fall in Orleans and Niagara counties.

The wind chill warning is in effect from 5 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday.

Today will have a high of 23 degrees but temperatures will fall to 3-below tonight, according to the Weather Service. Saturday there will only be a high of 0 with temperatures falling to 7-below. Sunday is forecast for a high of 10 degrees and a low of 7.

A wind chill warning is issued when a strong wind combines with cold temperatures to create dangerously cold conditions for exposed skin. The wind will make it feel like it is 25 degrees below 0 or colder for several hours.