Low pressure responsible for last night’s snow and mixed precipitation is near New York city as of midday Tuesday. It will head northeast bringing a big hit of snow to New England the rest of the day. Meanwhile, Central New York is in a relative lull as we head into the early afternoon. Later this afternoon, the arrival of a disturbance in the upper atmosphere will be announced with a period of snow showers. There could even be a short burst of snow in the Syracuse area between 3 and 5 pm. Additionally, winds will increase later this afternoon as temperatures drop to near or below freezing.
Even colder and cold air will filter in tonight as brisk winds essentially stay out of the west. In fact, temperatures will become more favorable for lake effect will a significant accumulation possible tonight into tomorrow over the Tug Hill Plateau. Outside this area, you can expect flurries and scattered snow showers with just a light accumulation. A gusty breeze will likely put wind chills in the teens…certainly anything but spring-like for the first day of spring.
Thereafter, the aforementioned low pressure system will shift into eastern Canada where it will reside for the rest of the week. That will bring a chilly northwesterly flow of air to Central New York and means a continuation of below normal temperatures along with snow showers. This pattern will remain into the start of the upcoming weekend.