Relief Ahead From The Brutal Cold But Not For A Few More Days

Another day of school delays or closings Thursday, along with dead car batteries, with the temperature hovering around zero, and wind chills in the 15 to 20 below range.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple is urging people to check on their neighbors in this bitter cold, and officials are warning people about frostbite.

Apple says on Wednesday morning a man went to check on his neighbor in the Town of New Scotland after he hadn’t heard from him.

He was found lying on the ground, and was there for three and a half hours with a head wound because he had fallen.

Ambulances couldn't get up there so officers had to use one of their pick up with a plow to plow the driveway.

Apple said his office will be doing wellness check with people involved with their Persons-in-need Program, and will also be monitoring for power outages.

A wind chill advisory is in place for the region, and forecasters say it will be even colder in outlying areas.

And if you can hang on for a few days, we should be up to 40 by Sunday and even warmer by the middle of next week.

AccuWeather forecast, mostly sunny, blustery and very cold Thursday.

High of 14, but temperatures will feel like between 10 and 20 below zero Thursday morning and no better than 0 Thursday afternoon.

Thursday night: clear to partly cloudy and frigid.

The low 3 below zero.

Friday: remaining cold with some sun.

High temperature on Friday will be 18.

Saturday: not as cold with clouds and peeks of sun.

High temperature on Saturday will be 32.

Sunday: cloudy.

High temperature on Sunday will be 34.

Monday: much milder with times of clouds and sun.

High temperature on Monday will be 46.

Photo: WNYT

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