ITHACA, N.Y. — If the glimmer of spring sunshine and daisies got you through February, you’re about to have your hopes of an early garden crushed.

Temperatures are dropping well below average for the month of March in Ithaca, beginning Friday and lasting through Sunday.

The average temperature for this time of year is a high around 40 degrees. The expected high Friday is 28 degrees and only 21 degrees Saturday. Lows throughout the weekend are expected to be just below 10 degrees.

Wind chill values Friday night are expected to be as low as -6 degrees with a 50 percent chance of precipitation.

According to the National Weather Service, winds on Saturday will be 15-22 mph. The windchill could be -7 degrees with a 40 percent chance of snow.

Sunday’s high is expected to be 22 degrees with 8-10 mph winds and a 40 percent chance of snow.

Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.