Colder air is moving in behind last night's cold front and will continue to filter into central New York during the first day of 2013. In fact, we think there is a good chance that our high temperatures today will be reached in the morning when we are in the mid to upper 20s and we might lose ground temperature-wise in the afternoon. There will be some snow showers around on a northwesterly flow as well but with little if any additional accumulation. In most areas, an inch or less of snow will fall.
The northwesterly flow will be persistent and continue into Wednesday. By then, we may get some help from Lake Huron or Georgian Bay. That may cause lake effect snows to get better organized north of Syracuse across Oswego County where several inches of snow are possible. That lake effect will try to drift south close to Syracuse later in the day.
The weather beyond Wednesday looks relatively quiet with no big storms expected. There will, however, still be some chances for lake effect snow, in particular Friday and perhaps Sunday as well. We’ll keep you posted.