UTICA, NY – Colder and drier air will filter in behind a cold front coming through Friday night. While it may start out cloudy Saturday, expect developing sunshine through the day. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower half of the 40s. A weak disturbance will drift through on Sunday, with nothing more than a few passing rain or snow showers. There could be a slushy inch in the higher elevations Sunday with little, if any snow accumulation elsewhere. The chilly weather will continue Sunday, with highs in the lower half of the 40s.
Thanksgiving week is looking more active, however Monday should feature plenty of sunshine, but it will be chilly. The next storm system approaches on Tuesday, however the first half of the day should be fine if you plan on traveling on Tuesday. Primarily rain will be developing by late Tuesday, but it could start as light wintry mix or wet snow. As colder air wraps in behind the storm system, rain may end as some wet snow Wednesday.
Any impacts locally should be fairly minimal, however as colder grows through Wednesday into Thursday, some lake effect snow will likely fire up. Thanksgiving travel could be impacted as the potential is there for some locally heavy snows over far southwestern NYS (South of Buffalo) and up north toward Watertown and the Tug Hill through Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.
–Chief Meteorologist Craig Flint