– Some rain showers and mild Wednesday night.
– Rain showers change to snow showers Thursday.
– Change to colder weather accompanied by lake effect snow showers.
– Lake effect snow warnings begin Thursday and last through the weekend for the Tug Hill.
– Snowfall in this long duration lake effect event measured in feet over Tug Hill.
Our next storm:
A disturbance in the upper atmosphere over the Great Lakes will bring the chance for scattered rain showers into the picture tonight.
Temperatures are in the mid 30s as of early evening and will likely hold there or rise just a bit overnight.
The cold front associated to this system crosses Syracuse Thursday afternoon.
In the wake of the front some slightly cooler air will begin to filter into central New York. rain showers go back over to snow showers Thursday afternoon. A light accumulation of snow is possible by days end over the Tug Hill and the hills south of Syracuse.
The return of winter’s cold and lake effect:
After a break of winter and a little taste of spring the last few days, some colder air will make a come-back. It is not brutally cold arctic air headed our way, more like typical late January cold air.
Lake effect snow showers are likely by tomorrow evening, especially for the Tug Hill.
The National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow warning for Oswego, Lewis, and Jefferson counties. This will be a long duration lake effect event and winds will stay out of the west southwest right into the weekend. The warnings begin Thursday afternoon and last through the whole weekend; expiring Sunday afternoon.
In the most persistent lake snows, especially over the Tug Hill, 2 to 3 feet of snow could fall by Sunday afternoon.
There will be times where the Finger Lakes and the Syracuse area see lake effect snow showers mainly from Lake Erie from Friday into the weekend.
Temperatures by the end of the weekend may not make it out of the 20s for highs.