ITHACA, N.Y. — A hazardous weather outlook has been issued in Tompkins County while “the coldest air mass of the season” moves through the region, according to the National Weather Service.

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The outlook is also issued for Chemung, Schuyler, Tioga, Cayuga and Seneca counties, among others.

The high temperature in Ithaca is expected to be about 15 degrees Monday, but the weather service says the windchill will likely make it feel as low as -5 degrees.

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Consistent snow showers will stick around the area until about 11 a.m. and scattered flurries will likely start again around 2 p.m. Up to an inch of snow accumulation is possible.

The Weather Channel is predicting northwest winds up to 14 mph from noon to 3 p.m., but wind speeds will remain in the double digits until late Monday night.

Accuweather says the normal high temperature for this time of year is 32 degrees, but it was 55 degrees on Jan. 4 last year.

On Tuesday, expect temperatures to be in the mid-20s and mostly sunny. But windchill could still drop to below zero throughout the day, the weather service reports.

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Jolene Almendarez

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