Ithaca, N.Y. — Temperatures in Ithaca are expected to head south Monday night and keep falling until they reach the teens, according to the National Weather Service.

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The NWS said in a statement Monday afternoon:

“Much colder air will filter in behind the sloppy, snow-ice-rain storm we had today. After overnight lows in the TEENS tonight, Tuesday’s highs will struggle to rise into the 20s by mid afternoon. It will also become rather breezy tomorrow with wind chills only in the single digits. Make sure to dress warmly, and cover all exposed skin if outside for long periods of time.”

In other words: It’s going to be really cold. Meteorologists say you should be careful not to sleep outside in pumpkin patches wearing only short sleeves for fear of ending up like Linus from Peanuts:

The map below also shows some of what the NWS predicts for the region. The day-by-day breakdown follows.

Forecast for Ithaca:

If you’re feeling bad for yourself, however, be sure to look to our neighbors in the north — the Watertown area is expected to be pummeled with an ungodly 2-3 feet of snow, according to Syracuse.com.

Take caution if you’re heading in that direction.

Syracuse.com’s Glenn Coin says:

Two to 3 feet of snow could fall in the most persistent lake effect bands tonight through Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

Winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts to 45 mph, could create “significant blowing and drifting snow and near-blizzard conditions at times,” the weather service said.


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.