Scattered snow showers and lake effect bands drop snow in CNY in the coming days, turning quieter this weekend.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 (UTICA) – Lake effect snow possible Wednesday night and Thursday in Central New York. Temperatures will stay fairly steady in the upper 20s to low 30s.
On Friday, an Alberta clipper will breeze by bringing us a couple of additional inches by Friday evening.
In the 48 hours from Wednesday night to Friday night, generally around 2-6″ of snow will have fallen. Higher amounts possible where lake effect bands persist on Thursday.
After Friday’s storm blows through, lake effect snow will be possible overnight Friday night leading to some additional, fluffy accumulations by Saturday morning.
A high-pressure system moves through on Saturday keeping us cold and dry. As it pulls away Sunday warmer air is pulled in from the southwest allowing temperatures to warm into the upper 30s to low 40s.
Even warmer Monday with rain expected and highs in the mid-40s. Showers continue Monday night, temperatures stay well above freezing and warm into the upper 40s by Tuesday afternoon. Snowmelt coupled with heavy rain at times could lead to some flooding problems early next week.
The warm-up comes to a screeching halt Tuesday night with a strong cold front. Temperatures Wednesday will peak in the lower 20s and snow showers will again be possible.