We're spectators to the Southeastern/Eastern US Storm: Dave Longley's Blog

By Chief Meteorologist Dave Longley

Published 02/12 2014 10:02AM

Updated 02/12 2014 10:20AM

CNY remains spectators to an east coast storm, with some light snow possible Thursday night.
CNY remains spectators to an east coast storm, with some light snow possible Thursday night./WeatherBell Analytics
(WSYR TV Syracuse)  Atlanta is a ghost town today.  A crippling ice storm is underway in parts of South Carolina and Georgia.  100s of thousands of people will be without power for days.  That storm will take the turn up the east coast, spreading snow into Washington DC this evening, and eventually into Philadelphia and New York City late Wednesday night.

I've got many days of continuity.  I've looked at all the maps I could, and worst case scenario for CNY is some light snow moving into our area Thursday night.  By light, I'm talking 1-3"...max.  And that the worst case.  New maps in this morning, hot off the press, show a dusting to 2" along the I-81 corridor.  The image at the top of the blog shows the accumulated snowfall by Friday morning.  You don't have to go too far east to get into heavy snow.  Areas outside of Albany could see a foot or more of snow.  It's been this way for days...with no wavering...which increases my confidence.

Friday weather:
The storm is gone.  We will see snow showers, and a brisk southwest wind, from a whole separate system coming at us from the north and west.  No significant snow is likely.  There could even be some rain mixed in.

Behind Friday's system, it'll be windy and turning colder, with lake effect snow showers.  Temperatures will fall into the teens, with northwest winds of 15-25 mph.

Much less wind.  Lots of sun.  A cold day though, with highs only in the teens.  Temperatures could drop below zero Sunday night.

We'll be able to get around this weekend.  The payback for this weekend....temperatures potentially approaching 50 by the end of next week!!

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