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Southern slider system swipes CNY with some snow today. How much will you see?

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Good morning! After the warmest winter day on record (since 1902) in Syracuse yesterday with 75°, we've got that snowy southern slider system on tap today. We have been talking about the threat for snow for today and that the best chances for the highest snow totals would be over areas south of Syracuse. Let's get to specifics:

Here is a look at your wake up forecast:

Morning conditions:
Snow and some freezing rain is already occurring at 6 AM across the Route 17 and far southern tier of New York state. During the course of the morning this shield of precipitation should move further northward and affect more of the central and southern tier and central and southern Finger Lakes through the morning. By late this morning and by around Noon, the shield of snow should be as far north as the Thruway and Route 31 corridor. All points south will still be snowing as well through Noon. Temperatures will likely hold between 30 and 35 degrees for most spots with the coldest spots across the highest elevations. Wind: NNE 3-9 MPH. Wind chills will be in the 20s. You can track precipitation by clicking on Interactive Doppler Radar to zoom in anywhere and on Live Triple Doppler Radar.

Afternoon conditions:
At noon, as mentioned above, the shield of snow should be as far north as the Thruway and Route 31 corridor. All points south will still be snowing as well through Noon. The snow shield might move a little further north than this position into parts of Oswego and northern Oneida counties. However, it is unlikely that the far North Country will get much if any accumulation of snow at all. During the course of the mid to late afternoon this shield of snow will be pulling out of most of CNY. That means that most spots will likely see the snow to end by the afternoon rush home from work. However, there will be a large difference in snow totals across the area. Temperatures will hold between 30 and 35. Wind: NE 5-10 MPH. Wind chills will hold in the 20s. To track any precipitation, click on Interactive Doppler Radar to zoom in anywhere and on Live Triple Doppler Radar.

How much snow will you get?:
Snowfall totals by 5 PM today will range from little to nothing across the far North Country, to ½ to 1-2" of snow over parts of central and north-central New York near the Route 31 and Thruway corridors to a wide area of 2-4" for much of the central and southern tier and central and southern Finger Lakes region roughly from about the Route 20 corridor and all points south. Within this large area of 2-4" of snow, there will be a few widely isolated amounts of up to 5-6" possible across the coldest and highest elevations. To see a snowfall map of this forecast, watch NBC3 and CBS5 this morning. You can also find this snowfall map by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the web page.

For an hour-by-hour breakdown of today’s skies, temperatures, and any precipitation place-by-place, watch NBC-3 Today in CNY through 7 AM and the Today Show through 10 AM where I will be showing you the Futurecast to see what’s next. I will also share any other important weather information & alerts that may be coming up over the next 7 days. Plus follow us on Facebook and Twitter for even more constant updates.

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