Ithaca, N.Y. – This week in Ithaca, mittens are a must, a hat is essential, and boots are indispensable.
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Ithacans this week can expect a city caked in snow and bitterly cold teperatures. The warmest day of the week comes at the conclusion — Friday’s high is just 22 degrees.
The snow will be worse further north. Tonight, the City of Syracuse and surrounding areas can expect snowfall “ranging from 1 to 2 feet in some areas north of the Thruway to a dusting to 3 inches south and east,” according to the National Weather Service.
This week’s forecast for Ithaca:
Tonight: The National Weather Service reports a 20% chance of light snow, with a low temperature of 14 degrees.
Tuesday: The NWS reports an 80% chance of light snow, accompanied by a high temperature of 21 degrees. The NWS also reports a 60% chance for light snow that evening, with a low temperature of 13 degrees.
Wednesday: The NWS says that snow in Ithaca is “likely” — a 70% chance — with a frigid 14 degree high temperature. That evening, temperatures will get as low as 2 degrees, with a 30% chance of snow.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, and absolutely cold — the NWS reports a high temperature of 18 degrees. In the evening, a 12 degree low temperature is accompanied by a 40% chance for snow.
Friday: Sadly, the warmest day of the week means that high temperatures will top out at 22 degrees, according to the NWS, but don’t expect to see too much of the Sun — the NWS also says Friday will be mostly cloudy.