Between one and two more inches of snow could fall on the North Fork this weekend, according to National Weather Service predictions.
But before then, residents will have to deal with temperatures topping out in the lower 20s with wind chills into the single digits, said meteorologist Lauren Nash.
“The big story is going to be the cold,” she said. “This is below average for this time of year.”
Friday morning will be feel even colder; wind chills may reach below zero, Ms. Nash said. Temperatures will warm slightly into the 30s on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with a 60 percent chance of light snow Saturday. By Tuesday, temperatures will drop again.
“This below-average air mass is going to stick around for at least seven days,” she said.
The NWS issued a special statement Thursday morning warning people to avoid staying out in the bitter cold.
“Prolonged exposure to the cold and wind could lead to frostbite and hypothermia,” the statement reads. “If you venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves.”
Visit the National Weather Service website for more winter safety tips.