Weekend Weather Forecast
In the wake of Friday’s snow, the weekend will have two main periods where some additional light snow will be possible.
The first is ongoing already Saturday morning. Areas of light snow are in the region thanks to a small front extending back into the area from yesterday’s low pressure.
The snow will gradually dissipate during the midday and early afternoon hours with just a coating of accumulation.
The second chance for snow will not come until Sunday evening. A small system will bring widespread light snow throughout Sunday night. Higher elevations could see two or three inches, while lower elevations see an inch or less.
There may be a little sun to end Saturday as high pressure builds in. This high pressure will also lead to calm winds later today into the first part of tonight.
The clearing skies, calm winds, and fresh snow will help temperatures cool quickly. High temperatures ranging from 15 to 20 degrees will quickly fall back through the teens with pockets of single digits.
However, a south wind will kick in and some new clouds will move in. Temperatures will reverse and rise with most areas getting back to the 15-20 degree range by dawn Sunday.
Sunday will be more cloudy than not but dry until the evening snow works in. High temperatures will push into the mid 30s.
A Look at Next Week
Our weather pattern next week looks more like it has for much of the winter.
The snow that falls Sunday night will turn over to rain showers on Monday as temperatures rise to near 40 degrees. The rain on Monday will be spotty and light and will be most likely during the morning hours.
A frontal boundary will stall out to our south behind Monday’s system and should be close enough for a few more rain showers on Tuesday. A little snow may mix in late over the higher elevations of Central New York.
High temperatures on Tuesday should be similar to Monday with upper 30s and a few places hitting 40.
Wednesday looks mostly dry, though a lake effect flurry in the morning will be possible. There will be a brief window for some sun late in the morning before a deck of clouds move in for the afternoon. Temperatures will again be between 35-40 degrees.
The most active weather of the week looks like it will come in the Thursday-Friday window. Like so many of our systems this winter, precipitation type will depend on the track of the storm.
At this early juncture, the chances for a mixed-precipitation and rain event look better than a snow event, but it is too early to be sure.
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