We do not expect any direct impact from the storm that is moving into the Northeast tonight. It’s just too far away to hit us with a big thumping of snow. Instead, we’ll see some wet snow from an entirely different system approaching from the west Thursday afternoon.
Thursday will start quiet with nothing more than cloudy skies. As jet stream energy approaches from the west Thursday afternoon, it will squeeze some light snow over CNY. Temperatures will be in the mid 30s Thursday afternoon, and with the high sun angle this time of year, roads should be just wet for the evening commute.
As is often the case this time of year, elevation will play a big role in what you see falling from the sky. While a sloppy wet snow will likely fall through much of Thursday night near Syracuse, lower elevations of CNY will likely end up with 1-3” of wet snow by sunrise Friday. Over the higher elevations, where it will be a bit cooler, accumulations of 2-4” seem to be a good bet by the time things wind down Friday morning.
Friday will feature improvement in our weather. Morning clouds and lingering snow will move away, and skies should begin to clear by late Friday. High pressure will mean sunshine and warmer temperatures Saturday. South winds should push temperatures into the mid 50s Sunday.