Two systems pass near central New York today, bringing some light snow activity through late Friday afternoon and into the night. We’ll be keeping our eye on the more northerly system, which is rather weak when compared to the low pressure skirting by to our south. The stronger storm should miss our region; therefore we are only looking at a coating to 2” of snow by early Saturday morning.
There should be some lake effect snow showers or flurries around Saturday and Saturday evening with an additional accumulation possible. This will be followed by a fairly large area of high pressure building in for Saturday night and Sunday. The drier air mass associated with this high will clear us out nicely later Saturday night so we potentially could be below zero to start Sunday. However, the rest of Sunday should nice with plenty of sun and light winds. That will make our high of around 20 seem warmer.
By early next week the arctic air will lift back into Canada and our temperatures will have a chance to moderate, if only temporarily. In fact, the arrival of some snow Monday will signal the likely arrival of much warmer air that’s slated to move in Tuesday and early Wednesday of next week. As noted, the warmer air will be short-lived as colder air will likely filter into the region Wednesday with falling temperatures.