ITHACA, N.Y. — It may not be officially winter yet, but that won’t stop the snow and freezing temperatures on the way.

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued Thursday warning of the extreme drop in temperatures and expected strong winds due to an incoming cold front. The region will likely see the coldest temperatures since March.

The NWS states, “Cold Canadian air will be across the area Friday with much below average temperatures along with strong, gusty winds. High temperatures will be in the mid and upper 20s. Wind chills will be as cold as the single digits.”

There’s a 60 percent chance of precipitation, including snow, Thursday night with lows in the mid-20s. Snow showers are expected Friday, mostly before 4 p.m., with high temperatures around 27 degrees.

The snow and precipitation will likely let up by Friday night, but some places in the region could see record-breaking low temperatures Friday night, the weather service says.

According to Finger Lakes Weather, the the coldest Nov. 10 on record in Ithaca is 32 degrees.

A cold but clear weekend is expected with highs in the upper 30s or lower 40s, but be ready for a 50 percent chance of snow Sunday night.

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.