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More precip today, then COLD

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There was freezing rain across much of the North Country again early this morning, with temperatures hovering from around freezing to about 40 in Watertown. By 9 a.m., rain had changed to snow in Canton and Watertown. There's a winter weather advisory as well, including a lake effect snow warning for east of Lake Ontario.

But the National Weather Service says we don't have to worry about a repeat of the ice storm of '98. Then, five days of sleet and freezing rain brought powerlines down across much of the region, knocking power out for up to three weeks.

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Nora Flaherty
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Andrew Loconto is a weather service meteorologist based in Burlington. He says we can expect about another day of snow, sleet and ice, followed by wind and some really cold temperatures. "Lows in the single digits across much of Northern New York, and then for Saturday night looking at some of the coldest air of the season, lows in the teens below zero," Loconto explained. 

Loconto says people should be especially careful on the roads and around trees and power lines that may be gathering ice.

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