Watertown (WWTI/WSYR) -- Arctic air has temporarily loosened it's grip on the North Country but this winter's ever changing forecast has us poised for another blast of cold air for the weekend. That could mean Lake Effect snow in places like Adams, the Tug Hill Plateau and south towards Syracuse.
Another cold front is forecast to work through the region tomorrow. This coupled with northwest flow off Lake Ontario will produce snow showers and flurries. Additionally, it will create an environment where lake effect snow showers and possibly heavier squalls will be around. Temperatures will struggle to reach the middle teens!
The shot of cold air for the weekend should begin to exit our region by Monday afternoon as high temperatures return to the mid or upper 20s…still below average but a 10 degree improvement upon Sunday. A storm system is forecast to take aim on the region Tuesday. Exactly how this storm track will have a large role as to what we see with regards to precipitation type. For now, we’ll call for rain and/or snow, however, we should have a better handle on what falls by Sunday or Monday. More snow showers and lake effect is possible behind the system for Wednesday.
Tonight: Lake Effect snow showers expected south of Watertown. 2" - 3" possible. Low:13
Saturday: Mostly sunny and cold. High: 18
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy. Low: -5
Sunday: Partly sunny. Chance of snow showers. High: 15