Weather forecast to get nasty with wind, snow

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 January 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

This photo shows Log City Road in Elba on Saturday afternoon. The weekend has been warm, including high temperatures near 50 today.

But the temperatures will take a big drop later tonight, falling to 19 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The Weather Service warns of black ice tonight due to the rapidly falling temperatures.

It has issued a wind advisory from 2 p.m. today to 4 a.m. Monday with winds at 30 to 40 miles per hour and gusts up to 50 mph. The winds could take down trees and cause power outages. The wind advisory applies to Orleans and much of Western New York and northern NY.

The Weather Service says blowing snow could hit before 9 tonight. There is a chance for snow showers on Monday with a high near 23. That will be followed by more snow likely on Tuesday with a high near 31. The forecast includes highs of 22 on Wednesday, 25 on Thursday and 27 on Friday.