Rain will turn to snow Wednesday night and linger into Thanksgiving afternoon.
A cold front moved through the Finger Lakes late Wednesday afternoon. Rain showers behind the cold front will mix with and change to snow through the overnight and Thursday morning.
WIND ADVISORIES are in effect for the entire region, except in Genesee and Wyoming counties, where HIGH WIND WARNINGS are in effect.
On and off rain showers will begin to mix with snow over higher elevations tonight. Precipitation will become more widespread Thursday morning, still as a mix of rain and snow. Snow will become the dominate precipitation type in the late morning. Snow will decrease through the afternoon.
The largest accumulations of an inch or more will be over higher elevations, especially between Syracuse and Cortland, where locally over two inches could fall. Other areas that may see an inch or more include the higher elevations between southern Seneca and Cayuga Lakes, the Bristol Hills, and west of the Genesee Valley.
Other areas will see a coating of snow, or no accumulation. Areas least likely to see snow stick will be north of I-90 and in portions of the Southern Tier.
Temperatures this evening will drop through the 40s and into the upper 30s, where they will remain into early Thursday. Temperatures will lose a couple more degrees during Thursday morning, holding in the mid 30s until the late afternoon.
Only secondary roads over higher elevations will have any travel impacts, and these should be minor. Main roads and highways will remain just wet with no travel concerns.
Winds will continue to gust between 30-45 mph tonight and Thursday morning. Winds will gradually decrease during the day Thursday.
HIGH- Confidence is high that this event will behave as outlined here. Individual locations may see small variations in actual conditions.
FUTURE SNOW OUTLOOK
A winter storm will approach the region on Sunday. Details remain uncertain, but concern for a period of freezing rain and significant icing remains.
Some snow may be possible on Monday, but at this time is not a major concern.
- No blog posts Thursday. Zip-Code forecasts will continue to be updated.
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- Winter Risk Analysis for Sunday- (After 3 PM Saturday)
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