WEDNESDAY MORNING FORECAST UPDATE:
TODAY: It will be overcast to start your. Expect leftover light snow showers and light rain showers early to taper off. Clouds will try and give way to intervals of sunshine by midday and this afternoon for many areas. Areas across the North Country will likely see the least amount of sun. It will become a bit breezy. High near 42. Wind: E to S 5, but increasing to WSW 10-17 with gusts to 20-30 MPH.
TONIGHT: Most of the night should be partly cloudy for CNY. Some snow showers will approach CNY for Lake Erie towards sunrise while Lake Ontario snows should be northeast of Lake Ontario. Most of CNY will receive 0-1" of snow. However, areas northeast of Lake Ontario will likely see 1-3" with isolated 3-6" amounts. Wind: WSW to SW 7-12 MPH.
THURSDAY: Breezy. Lake Erie will provide some occasional scattered snow showers over central and south-central NY, while Lake Ontario bands will hit areas directly east of Lake Ontario and increase in intensity especially during the late afternoon. New snow between 7am and 5pm should be generally 1-2" for most of CNY. However, localized 2-4" amounts will be possible in the hills south of Syracuse. For areas up north, expect 3-6" likely east of Lake Ontario with localized amounts in excess of 6". Wind: WSW to W 10-20 MPH with gusts to 30 to 40 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Expect intense lake effect snow for the first half of the night up north (directly east of Lake Ontario). A cold front comes through and brings brief snow squalls into CNY while you are sleeping. After that a spray of multiple weaker bands of snow will be likely before and by sunrise Friday. New snowfall between 5pm Thursday and 7am Friday: 6-12" of snow likely directly east of Lake Ontario with localized amounts of 12-24" possible for the northern Tug Hill Plateau and any intense bands near the Jefferson/Lewis/Oswego county border. Elsewhere expect 1-3" of snow likely for many CNY areas when the cold front comes through with isolated amounts over 3" by Friday morning.
FRIDAY: Expect a spray of mainly light snow showers with a few imbedded moderate snow squalls. At this time, it appears that the Georgian Bay connection will not occur during the day. This will mean no intense snow during the day Friday. However, an additional 1-4" is likely. High near 32.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Occasional snow showers with a risk for localized heavier snow squalls over portions of CNY or the Finger Lakes region. Low near 20.
SATURDAY: Occasional snow showers, flurries and the risk for localized heavier snow squalls. High near 30.
SUNDAY: Any dim sunshine leads to overcast skies. New general light snow develops. 1-2" of widespread snow possible by 7pm. High near 32.
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