A slower morning commute; light snow in CNY: Kate Thornton’s forecast

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• Roads this morning are snow-covered & slippery.
• Give yourself 10-20 minutes extra time to get to work/school on time.
• Coating to 2” of snow by noon, locally up to 3-5” in higher elevations.
• Some rain may mix in as the showers taper by afternoon.
• New batch of rain/snow mix Tuesday night into Wednesday A.M. commute.
• Cold and windy with lake effect snow bands by Friday and Saturday.

A trough of low pressure moving through this morning is the culprit of the fresh snow cover many are waking up to.  Please note that while we do not anticipate a repeat of neither the amount or the duration of the snow we saw two weeks ago, roads will still be slick and travel will be slow.  Plan on leaving earlier than usual to get to work, school or wherever you need to be this morning safely and on time. We’re only anticipating a coating to 1-2” of new snowfall this morning. Some spots in the higher elevations could see a little more.

After the slow morning commute temperatures will warm above freezing and some rain may mix in as the showers slowly end.  The trough of low pressure causing the showers will move off to our east.

High pressure will provide quiet weather for most of Tuesday, but it will be short lived.  Tuesday night into Wednesday another system will move in from the southeast generating a mix of rain and wet snow showers that will make things wet and perhaps a bit slippery for Wednesday morning commute.

The real cold comes our way behind a cold front Thursday night.  Heading into Friday winds will become aligned out of the west, west-northwest and, at times, even northwest.  The wind will move very cold air over Lake Ontario to create some heavy lake effect snow bands.   Check back for updates to the forecast for best timing and how much snow we expect as we go through the week.

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