Lake effect snow showers will continue this afternoon as cold air aloft continues to move across the relatively warm waters of Lake Ontario. There will be a subtle change in wind direction aloft from northwest to west during the afternoon and that take the lake effect north of Syracuse. Any accumulation the rest of the day will be light with a trace to a couple of inches possible.
Winds will become more westerly tonight, as a result, lake effect snow will fall east of Lake Ontario and north of the Thruway. Here, additional snow accumulations of a few inches are possible. Meanwhile, a separate system moving to our south will bring the threat for light snow for areas from Ithaca to Cortland and Norwich. Accumulations will be little, if any.
Looking ahead, air temperatures are forecast to remain below average along with west to northwest winds. Consequently, we’ll need to consider at least the threat for lake effect snow showers and flurries for much of the work week. The outlook for the weekend calls for moderating temperatures with highs reaching or exceeding 40 degrees.