A cold northwest wind flow crossing Lake Ontario will keep lake effect snow going into this evening. Tough travel can be expected in a narrow band southeast of Lake Ontario, over parts of northern Cayuga, southern Oswego, western Oneida, northern Madison and extreme northern Onondaga counties. Indications are that this band may oscillate north and south over the areas mentioned above, staying primarily north of the city of Syracuse, and roughly north of the Thruway. This would be up through midnight, tonight.
After midnight, there are signs that the band of snow will push south through the city of Syracuse, ending up in the Finger Lakes by sunrise Wednesday. The lake snows would be much weaker, and we'd only see minor accumulations. Please see the forecast snowfall map
in the Weather Control:Map Center.
There will still be snow around Wednesday, but it will be nowhere near as heavy or as organized. A few inches of snow are possible in persistent lake effect snows Wednesday, with several inches possible right along the Lake Ontario shoreline. The big story tonight and Wednesday will continue to be the cold. Temperatures tonight will drop to near zero and highs Wednesday will only be in the high single digits. Gusty winds will slowly diminish tonight, but wind chills will still be in the -10 to -15 range as you head out the door Wednesday morning.