Lake effect snow will continue to organize this evening with locally heavy squalls through Thursday.
Evening Weather Forecast: February 15 transcript
This is Finger Lakes Weather meteorologist Drew Montreuil with your Wednesday evening weather forecast update for February 15th, 2017.
Cold northwest winds behind this morning’s squally cold front are producing lake-effect flurries and squalls throughout the Finger Lakes this evening. The trend will be for these scattered snow showers to consolidate into a few heavier snow bands as the evening goes on.
Snow bands will then linger well into Thursday before high pressure builds in. That will set the region up from improving weather through the weekend.
Therefore, the forecast for tonight is for scattered lake effect flurries and squalls to continue, with most of the Finger Lakes seeing an inch or two through the mid evening hours. Later on, snow will consolidate and become heaviest in Wayne, Cayuga and Onondaga counties. Some areas could see well over 6 inches of new snow by tomorrow morning.
Lake snows will continue primarily in those same areas into early Thursday afternoon. Elsewhere, a few scattered snow showers will be possible. Temperatures tonight will drop back into the upper teens and low 20s, with highs Thursday only in the low and mid 20s.
Winds will continue to gust over 30 mph at times through the overnight and day Thursday, creating blowing and drifting snow and keeping wind chills near 10 degrees.
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