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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Wintry blast of snow, bitter cold bearing down

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  • A storm could drop about eight inches of snow Wednesday and Thursday in the Corning area, and nearly a foot in some parts of Steuben County, according to Chip Maxham, chief meteorologist for the WETM Channel 18 News Storm Team.
    The storm will be followed by a blast of bitter cold, with subzero temperatures Thursday and Friday nights, Maxham said.
    The snow should begin falling late Wednesday, he said.
    "We'll have snow picking up late in the afternoon and evening, and it looks like we'll see some steadier snow Wednesday night into Thursday," Maxham said. "It will pretty much snow most of the day Thursday, and it'll finally start tapering off Thursday evening."
    Maxham predicts the Corning area will get at least six inches, and likely more.
    "It's hard to pinpoint an absolute number, but I would say in the neighborhood of eight inches," he said. "Some of the higher elevations in northern Steuben could get 10 or 11 inches."
    Bitter cold will follow the storm, with temperatures plummeting to -1 on Thursday night. Friday's high is only expected to reach 7 degrees, and a low of -8 is forecast for Friday night.
    Saturday will be sunny and 24 degrees, with a balmy high of 36 degrees on Sunday, according to the five-day outlook.

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