Lake effect snow will be around just enough to cause some problems during the AM commute, mainly due to gusty winds reducing the visibility. Cold temperatures in the teens will make for slippery spots on the roads as well.
On this morning’s weather map, we’re watching low pressure departing well to our northeast. This will keep our winds out of the northwest for much of the day, allowing for lake effect snow showers to gradually diminish. Much of the day will feature flurries with a couple additional inches or less in terms of accumulation. Outside of any snow showers, it will be a blustery, cold day with wind chills barely above the zero mark.
A whole new storm system is forecast to pull out of the middle part of the country for the end of the week. It will pack a punch out in the central Plains with numerous Winter Storm Warnings currently in place for heavy snow. As this storm moves northeast into the Great Lakes, however, it will begin to weaken. Initially, we expect just a few rain or snow showers from this system Friday night into Saturday. In fact, Saturday should end up relatively mild. The one thing we do have to watch out for is a new area of low pressure forming just off the Mid Atlantic coast later Saturday. If this happens close enough to the coast there is a chance for some steadier snowfall here in central New York Saturday night.