Winter Storm Watches have been issued for the Finger Lakes for next week’s system. Get the latest no-hype analysis in this special evening audio update.
Next winter storm update: late Sunday morning.
Winter Storm Watch- Saturday Evening Audio Analysis Transcript
This is Finger Lakes Weather meteorologist Drew Montreuil with this special evening audio update on Saturday, March 11th, 2017, focusing on the storm potential next week.
The National Weather Service offices in both Binghamton and Buffalo have issued winter storm watches for all of the FLXWeather forecast area for Monday night through Wednesday night. Other winter storm and blizzard watches also exist across the Northeast in anticipation of a significant nor’easter.
Forecast models continue to consistently show a powerful nor’easter developing Monday night as a system off the coast interacts with a secondary system coming into the Ohio Valley. The high degree of certainty that a storm will develop has prompted the watches. A watch means that a storm is possible, but still far enough away that the details are unclear.
There are still a number of possible scenarios with this storm that range from very little snow in the Finger Lakes to a significant, multi-day event. Lake effect snow is likely behind the system Wednesday and Thursday, regardless of its path. It is important to stress this uncertainty. I still expect the forecast to become more clear on Sunday and certainly early Monday. Please continue to rely on Finger Lakes Weather for the latest no-hype weather information, and please let your family and friends know about FLXWeather.com.
As a final note, do not forget to set your clocks ahead tonight, stay warm, and stay safe in the localized lake effect snow that continues this evening. Have a good night.