CENTRAL NEW YORK (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The wind picks up Tuesday night in the wake of our latest storm system. Cold air flowing over Lake Ontario will kick on some lake effect showers and it will be cold enough that snow may mix in at times, especially in higher elevation spots.

Rain and snow showers will continue to be possible on Wednesday, a cold and blustery day with highs in the 30s and 40s. On Thursday, there is a small chance of flurries in the morning but then a mostly sunny day is expected with highs near 50° in the Mohawk Valley. This kicks off a nice stretch of dry weather with a slow warming trend.

Friday and Saturday will be breezy with low relative humidity and thus an increased wildfire danger. Those enjoying fire pits and campfires this weekend should take extra care. Fires must not be left unattended and extinguished completely. Any open burning is banned through May 14, 20222.