Residents venturing outside to shovel or go to work this morning will need to bundle up.
The storm that dumped as much as 10 inches across the Twin Tiers moved out overnight, but the cold is here to stay.
Temperatures across the region will be in the single digits today and windy conditions will make it seem even colder this morning.
"There could be some blowing snow and low visibility," said Chip Maxham, WETM TV chief meteorologist. "Windchills of minus-10 and even minus-20 are possible."
Motorists should also watch out for wind-blown snow drifts.
The snowfall, which began Wednesday evening, continued through the day Thursday with accumulations ranging from 6-10 inches across the Twin Tiers. Scheduled to begin tapering off by midnight, the snow wasn't expected to leave the region completely until early this morning.
Thursday, many high school sporting events were canceled, and many businesses – such as Corning Natural Gas and the Corning YMCA – closed early. Corning Meals on Wheels was also closed. The Leader went to press early to give our carriers more time to deliver today's edition.
Driving was difficult throughout the day, but no major accidents were reported as of presstime. A one-car accident was reported Thursday morning on I-86 westbound near the Bath exits.
Further east, the storm was expected to bring more than a foot of snow in some places.
Some schools in New England and New York closed well ahead of the snow or planned early dismissals, while cities issued parking bans and readied homeless shelters. U.S. airlines canceled more than 1,800 flights nationwide on Thursday in advance of the storm.
The heavy weather began rolling just a day after New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in to lead the nation's largest city and days before Boston Mayor Thomas Menino ends 20 years in office.
Menino declared a snow emergency and parking ban and said schools would be closed today in Boston, where up to 14 inches of snow was expected.
"What a New Year's gift, to receive one last snowstorm as mayor," said Menino, whose successor takes office Monday.
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for Cape Cod and Long Island — where 8 to 10 inches of snow could fall and winds could gust up to 45 mph — from Thursday evening into this afternoon.
Forecasters are eyeing another storm that could bring a wintry mix to the Twin Tiers starting Sunday.