High pressure located north of Syracuse has brought quiet weather to start this Friday. It looks like we will stay dry the rest of the afternoon as our temperatures return to more seasonable levels.
The major winter storm affecting the Plains will weaken as it heads our way. South-southeasterly winds ahead of this system will bring milder air into central New York to start the weekend. Temperatures should warm close to 40 Saturday which means a few snow or rain snow showers for us. Since this initial low is weakening, precipitation early Saturday should be rather scattered in nature.
It still looks like a secondary area of low pressure will form along the coast, close to New Jersey later Saturday into Saturday night and will strengthen rapidly. The trends of our computer models today take this low farther east which means central New York would be grazed by the storm with a minimal impact. Any precipitation will start as scattered rain or snow mix, and become widespread before turning to all snow during the evening hours. Any accumulation will be minimal.
The weather should be relatively quiet for Sunday (some snow showers) and Monday (some sun) but a new system will approach the East Coast later Tuesday. Temperatures look to be borderline freezing here in central New York so for now we are going with the chance of rain or wet snow for the midweek. Stay tuned.