We continue to watch an area of low pressure that’s been impacting our weather since early in the week. The system is pulling in colder northwest air across central New York and dropping our temperatures around 10 degrees below what’s normal for early March. While the low is far enough away that it’s not causing any major snow issues, it’s providing enough moisture for us to continue seeing light showers through the weekend and light accumulation.
Sunday will mainly feature chilly temperatures and light snow showers, thanks to the aforementioned low pressure. Northwest winds will cause lake enhancement of snow southeast of Lake Ontario, but only a trace to a couple of inches is expected for most. A bit of a breeze (10-20mph) may cause some blowing and drifting, along with wind chills feeling like the upper teens to 20º.
We are going to keep some snow in the forecast Monday and into early Tuesday morning as the winds aloft stay northwesterly. Then winds shift out of the east as the next storm begins to form off the Mid Atlantic coast. This will likely stay far enough south that it won’t cause any major impacts for central New York.
High pressure will build in for the end of the week, helping to usher in a more March-like feel. Highs on Friday and Saturday will be close to 40 with some sunshine possible.