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National Weather Service predicts major storm heading east won’t impact St. Lawrence, Franklin counties

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MASSENA - It looks like St. Lawrence County will kick off the last three weeks of the official winter season steering clear of any more snow.

The National Weather Service, Burlington, Vt., is forecasting little to no precipitation over the next few days in the north country, including both St. Lawrence and Franklin counties, while the southern part of the state could be hit .

“There’s a front that will drop a lot of cold air and maybe only an inch of snow. When the cold air comes in, it may create some snow fall. St. Lawrence Valley maybe has a slight chance of snow showers,” meteorologist Jason Neilson said. “The beginning of the snow won’t start until midnight or 1 a.m. on (Tuesday,) just south of Albany and in New York City. It will be probably tapering off by Tuesday morning.”

That storm is expected to dump significant snow from Kansas to Massachusetts.

The first day of spring is March 20 and baseball season is on the horizon, but despite the possible clear skies this weekend temperatures will still be well below freezing.

“With the high pressure that’s coming over we will have little to no wind. You’re looking at anywhere on Saturday (for) the potential to be 25 or 30 degrees. If we don’t get the sunshine, it could get into the lower 20s,” Mr. Neilson said.

But the cold will return with the forecast calling for daily low temperatures to hover at or below 0 and highs only reaching the lower double digits until at least the middle of next week.

The meteorologist said that while it’s still too early to tell the potential for snow is facing the area again toward the end of next week.

“The high pressure will stay over the northeast and the next chance of precipitation won’t happen until next Friday and into the weekend. But that’s still over a week out and a lot of stuff can change from then,” Mr. Neilson said. “Meanwhile we will be seeing high pressure and staying pretty much precipitation free until possibly the end of next week.”

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