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What to expect in the next 36 hours

By Charity Vogel
News Staff Reporter


It is 3 degrees below zero outside, according to meteorologist Jon Hitchcock at the National Weather Service in Buffalo.
Winds are blowing at 16 miles per hour, he said.
The area is currently under a wind chill warning that started at 5 a.m. and will run until Sunday morning at 10 a.m., Hitchcock said.
The wind chill presently is 24 degrees below zero, he said.

Saturday night:
During the night, Saturday into Sunday, the thermometer will hover in the zero to 5 below zero range, according to Hitchcock at the weather service.
In the Southern Tier region, temperatures might sink to 10 degrees below zero, he said.
The wind chill levels during the nighttime look as if they will be 25 below zero, Hitchcock said.

Morning temperatures on Valentine’s Day are forecast at 5 below zero, Hitchcock said.
Later in the day, temperatures will rise to 10 degrees, he said.

Sunday night:
Colder again, with thermometer readings in the single digits above zero, said Hitchcock.

Temperatures are forecast to be in the 30s, said Hitchcock.

What about snow?:
Hitchcock said that the area could get some snow between now and early tomorrow.
Buffalo would probably get up to an inch or in that range, he said.
Some outlying areas – Chautauqua, Orleans, and Niagara counties among them – could get snow in the range of 2 to 4 inches, he said.

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