Update on Saturday night's weather: Dave Longley's Blog

By Chief Meteorologist Dave Longley

Published 03/28 2014 03:47PM

Updated 03/28 2014 04:40PM

MGN Online
(WSYR-TV, Syracuse)  I've poured over the afternoon data with Dave Eichorn.

The atmosphere over us looks warmer now.  This should lead to a lighter amount of snow, but increases the potential of heavier rain.  Flood watches are now posted for the counties south and east of Syracuse.  Heavy rain, coupled with snow melt, could lead to flooding.  Also, ice jams could develop on some rivers.

I do expect a period of wet snow Saturday night across CNY, with accumulations of an inch or two.

Heavier snow looks like a possibility now across the higher elevations of the Finger Lakes, south of Rochester.  Accumulations of snow could end up in the 4-6" range in that heavier snow area...west of Syracuse.

Higher snow amounts are possible across the Tug Hill Plateau, northeastward into the Adirondacks.  Snow totals in the Adirondacks could approach 1 foot.

The steadier precipitation winds down Sunday morning.  While some flurries will linger, I'm hopeful of some breaks of sun developing during the afternoon over CNY.

Gotta go now.  We'll have the snowfall map put together in time for NewsChannel 9 at 5 PM.

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