The low pressure that moved across our region yesterday has developed into a strong nor’easter off the coast of Maine.
Moisture wrapping around the far, backside of the low has led to an increase in snow showers across our region, aided by the Great Lakes.
These snow showers will continue this morning before gradually diminishing this afternoon. A coating of accumulation has already fallen, but little if any additional snow should accumulate now that the sun is up.
In addition to the snow showers, it will remain blustery today with gusts from the northwest at over 40 mph.
Today will be the coldest day of this cool spell, with highs in the low 40s for most with upper 30s in higher elevations.
Snow will be limited to a narrow band southeast of Lake Ontario tonight. That snow may linger into early Saturday before dissipating. Locally, a fresh coating may accumulate. Most areas will fall into the mid and upper 20s tonight.
Saturday will have a mix of sun and clouds. Winds will gust to about 30 mph, still from the northwest. Temperatures will be slightly warmer with highs in the mid 40s.
Winds will turn southerly on Sunday with sunshine filtered through periods of thin clouds. A late day shower cannot be totally ruled out, but most areas will stay dry. Temperatures will respond by pushing well into the 50s to near 60 degrees.
Stormy Monday, then Back to Cold
Monday is looking like a meaningful weather day as another strong storm system moves through the region.
Strong winds will be the primary threat with this system, though heavy rain and perhaps some thunder cannot be ruled out.
South and southwest winds will have the potential to be strong enough to cause some damage. Any thunderstorms would bring the potential for enhancement of the winds. Exactly how strong the winds will be is still uncertain, but the winds Monday look stronger than either yesterday or today’s winds.
Temperatures will be driven through the 60s to possibly near 70 degrees ahead of a strong cold front Monday afternoon. Temperatures behind the front will tumble into the 40s by Monday evening.
Obviously, many details on Monday’s weather are still be resolved, but I will be watching through the weekend and updating as necessary.
Behind this system, a large pool of cold air will spill into the region. Temperatures will remain in the 40s for the remainder of next week.
Some periods of snow seem likely, especially in the Thursday-Friday timeframe.
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