MATT'S THURSDAY MIDDAY UPDATE:
REST OF TODAY: Blustery and cold with a spray of snow showers and localized snow squalls. General trace-2", localized 2-5" more persistent snows. Blowing and drifting likely, making it somewhat difficult to measure. Wind: WNW 15-25 MPH with gusts up to 35 MPH. Wind chills: -5 to -15.
TONIGHT: Additional lake effect snow likely over much of CNY through the night. Squalls will head northward to a position east and northeast of Lake Ontario towards the late night and pre-dawn hours. Additional accumulation of 2-5" in the most persistent snows. Low near 10. Wind: WNW 10-20 then W to SW 10-15 MPH. Wind chills between 15 below zero and zero.
FRIDAY: Lake effect snow occurs east and northeast of Lake Ontario. Otherwise, in CNY expect partial sunshine to give way to thickening clouds and some light snow showers from Lake Erie. Heavier accumulations likely east and northeast of Lake Ontario. Wind chill in the morning near 0. Wind chill in the afternoon in the Teens. High near 25. Central New York will see little to no accumulation during the day. However, expect 4-8" of snow for many Jefferson, Saint Lawrence and northern Lewis county areas. In the most persistent squalls in those counties, expect as much as 8-16" far north.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Snow squalls are likely east and northeast of Lake Ontario. An additional 4-12" of snow will be possible for areas northeast and east of Lake Ontario. A new arctic cold front will press through central New York bringing 1-3" of snow for CNY as well as gusty winds and colder temperatures. Low between 0 and 5 above. Wind chills drop to -10 to -20 degrees below zero.
SATURDAY: Bitter cold and blustery, with dangerous wind chill possible at times between 20 and 28 below zero. A spray of lake effect snow and snow showers for CNY. Highs near 2, but falling sub-zero.
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