-Rain/snow is done for the day.
-Windy today, wind from the west/southwest 15-25 mph.
-Arctic cold front arrives Thursday; much colder for the end of this week.
-Lake effect snow watches/warnings up for parts of central New York starting Thursday.
Our weather today will be relatively quiet. Rain and snow from this morning has tapered, and we’re left with some clouds and even some sun.
The wind will be a little busy today coming from the southwest with gusts up to 20 mph possible.
Tonight will be on the quiet side as well, for now.
Then the cold…
Arctic cold front is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. It will be accompanied by snow and falling temperatures later in the day.
Band of lake effect develop east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario starting Thursday morning, which is when the lake effect snow warnings and watches go into effect.
It looks like the areas in line for the most significant snowfall Thursday night and Friday will be east of Lake Ontario. The Tug Hill Plateau seems to be most favored. Lake effect snow warnings are in effect for Jefferson, Lewis, and Oswego counties from 6 am Thursday through 6 am Saturday.
South of that area, including Wayne, northern Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison and Oneida counties are under a Lake Effect Snow Watch.
High temperatures in the 20s close to 30 are forecast for all of CNY Friday and Saturday. The wind chill will make it feel more like the teens and single digits.
By the end of the weekend we ease out of the bitter and return to more seasonable temperatures.