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Snow showers develop tonight

<B>(Sunday Night December 30, 2012)</B> Snow showers develop tonight, lifting to areas east of Lake Ontario by Monday morning. Showers will be scattered through the day, becoming more widespread as the clock strikes 12:00 to ring in 2013.
Northwest winds become southwesterly tonight, drawing in relatively milder air. One thing we’re noticing about this change is that the temperature gradient is going to be sharp, meaning we’ll see the thermometer rising through Monday morning. This should help cause a bit of instability and allow for snow showers to develop. The southwest winds will push snow showers north of Syracuse by morning, where they will stay for much of the day.
 
By New Year’s Eve, we’ll be watching as a cold front descends through the state, dropping those snow showers across much of central New York by the time the clock strikes midnight. As for New Year’s Day, we’ll be in the heart of the cold shot behind the front, which will sag just to our south. This will keep temperatures in the mid 20s during the day, but even colder by night- for much of the week we’ll be waking up to low teens and even single digits in spots.
 
For the remainder of the week we’ll watch as a clipper-style systems works in on Thursday and passed through Friday. This will bring a chance for additional snow showers, but as of now we’re not expecting any major storms.

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