ITHACA, N.Y. — Brief and heavy snow showers and squalls are expected throughout Tompkins County until at least 7 pm., the National Weather Service says.

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Visibility will be limited which is expected to make traveling hazardous, according to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the service.

Courtesy of the National Weather Service

Low temperatures Tuesday tonight are expected to reach the upper teens with up to 18 mph west winds.

Fewer than two inches of snow were expected to fall throughout Tuesday, though some areas appear to have seen more than that.

The northeast began feeling the cold Sunday night after an arctic blast swept into the Midwest from the north and moved into the region, Accuweather reports. 

A 30 percent chance of snow is expected Wednesday as the effects of the arctic blast in the county begin to lessen. High temperatures in the morning will be around 20 degrees, The Weather Channel says.

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Jolene Almendarez

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