An area of low pressure remains locked over eastern Canada and continues to pour unseasonably cold air into Central New York. The cold air moving over Lake Ontario combined with other weather disturbances have teamed up to produce snow showers and flurries. During the day, the lake effect snow has become disorganized. That will change tonight, and we feel areas southeast of Lake Ontario stand a pretty good chance of picking up 1-3” of snow by sunrise Saturday.
As sunset approaches, there is a good chance lake effect snow showers will become better organized. Snow showers will eventually ease Saturday morning with another couple of inches possible overnight. As the day wears on tomorrow, our eastern Canadian storm will finally begin to loosen its grip on us and move out into the Atlantic Ocean, and eventually we should dry out by afternoon with some limited sunshine. The most sunshine looks to occur on Sunday. In spite of some sun, don’t expect a big warm up as high temperatures will remain below normal this weekend and right into next week.
Speaking of next week, we continue to watch a storm system that will head east toward the mid Atlantic states early next week. The computer models have gone back and forth over the last few days as to the movement of the storm but as of now the storm should track just far enough south to keep any steady precipitation out of Central New York, though it admittedly is a close call. We are sticking with a mostly cloudy forecast Monday with snow as far north as the New York/Pennsylvania border. We’ll keep you posted if there are any changes to this part of the forecast.
Whatever happens Monday, the overall pattern remains locked in through the remainder of next week which will mean a continuation of the cooler than normal weather for us with more in the way of snow showers.