Frigid Temperatures Continue

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Update, 5:10 p.m., Jan. 3: Don't let today's sun fool you, Westchester County residents should brace for bitterly cold temperatures throughout Friday into Saturday.

From the AccuWeather.com website:

Air blasting southward from eastern Canada on Friday will send temperatures down to their lowest levels since January 2009 in many locations from New England to part of the mid-Atlantic.

This includes temperatures dipping well below zero from northern Pennsylvania to the Hudson Valley of New York to southern New England, on northward into neighboring Canada. Cities that will plunge below zero Friday night include Boston, Hartford, Conn., and Scranton, Pa.

Lows in the single digits are forecast Saturday morning from Pittsburgh to Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City.

Warmer temperatures will begin to return on Sunday, with a high around 40-degrees.

Click here for local snow totals, and here for photos.

[Update, 8:55 a.m. Jan. 3]
Putnam County offices (non-essential) are on a two-hour delay. Read more from County Executive MaryEllen Odell here.

Some businesses, including Wings Over Water in Southeast and the Brewster Ice Arena, are opening late today because of the snow. Visit our directory for phone numbers if you're looking to call ahead before you leave the house and make sure a business is open.

[Update, 11:05 p.m. Jan. 2] 
Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac schools are closed Friday. The districts announced the decisions Thursday night.

The National Weather Service is calling for the snow to continue in Brewster Friday until 11 a.m., and possibly into the afternoon. New daytime accumulation could be one or two inches and the high will be about 13-degrees, the agency predicts.

[Update, 6:35 p.m., Jan. 2]
Interstate 84 and the New York State Thruway are closing at midnight, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced. Click here to read more about the decision.

[Update, 11:50 a.m., Jan. 2] 
The National Weather Service predicts "widespread blowing snow" in Brewster, accumulating four to eight inches overnight Thursday.

Brewster Central schools are dismissing early, as are Carmel and Mahopac.

The Brewster Public Library is closed for the day. Reed Library in Carmel and the Patterson Library on Route 311 were open as of 11:45 a.m.

State police are urging drivers to prepare for "slick, unpredictable roads." Some major highways be may shut down ahead of the storm, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced.

For the latest on weather in Brewster and Southeast, check the NWS site and the above window. 

Taking snow photos? Share them in our community photo gallery

[Original post, published 11:30 a.m., Jan. 1]
Bundle up, Brewster. Forecasts are calling for snow and below-freezing temperatures.

The National Weather Service is predicting one to two inches of snow in Brewster Thursday, and another four to eight that night.

There's a slight chance of light snow after 4 p.m. on New Year's Day, with a high of about 27-degrees. Light snow after 3 a.m. Thursday would likely leave less than an inch on the ground.

One to two inches are possible during the daytime Thursday, the agency predicts. At night temperatures will drop and a hit a low of 7-degrees, with another four to eight inches hitting the ground. 

Friday could bring more flakes, most likely before 11 a.m. The high that day will be 11-degrees, according to the NWS.

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