The previous wind chill watch has been upgraded to a wind chill warning from 10 pm tonight until 7 am Sunday.

The National Weather Service out of Binghamton says 'this incoming blast of Arctic air will be the coldest so far this winter, and low temperatures will persist through the weekend. Prolonged very cold air could lead to problems with frozen pipes if preventive measures are not taken. Improper use of alternative heat sources could result in carbon monoxide poisoning.

WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. The dangerously cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 10 below zero to 30 below zero, with lowest values occurring late Friday through early Saturday.

WHERE... Oneida, Yates, Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Cortland, Chenango, Tioga and Broome Counties.

WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 7 AM Sunday.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The dangerously cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin, especially late Friday through early Saturday. Also, the very cold air could cause freezing of vulnerable exposed plumbing, if preventive measures are not taken.

Here's a look at the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

Today
Snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 20. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Tonight
Snow. Areas of blowing snow. Low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -19. West wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday
Snow likely. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy and cold, with a high near 1. Wind chill values as low as -22. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday Night
Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am. Areas of blowing snow before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -10. Wind chill values as low as -30. West wind 10 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday
A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -2. West wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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['Information from Weather.gov]

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