Weather Service warns of more hazardous weather

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – The Orleans County Courthouse is a silhouette on Monday morning when the temperatures hovered around 0.

Orleans County and Western New York is getting a respite from dangerously cold temperatures today with a high forecast at 16 degrees.

But the harsh cold will be back on Wednesday and will continue through early Saturday. The National Weather Service in Buffalo is warning of hazardous weather conditions in the coming days with lake effect snow along the Lake Ontario shoreline from Wednesday night through Friday.

“Significant localized accumulations will be possible, especially across Orleans and Monroe counties,” the Weather Service said.

The deep freeze will be back on Wednesday when the low temperatures will fall to 1 degree, followed by a high of 2 on Thursday with a low of minus 7, according to the Weather Service. On Friday, the high will be 8 with a low of 2 degrees. The wind chill could be below 30 from Wednesday through Friday, the Weather Service said.

Saturday will provide some relief from the punishing cold. The high temperature is forecast to reach 25 degrees.

Some icicles hang on the roof of the Catholic Church’s lyceum on Main Street in Albion in this photo taken on Sunday morning, when many churches were closed due to dangerously cold temperatures.