A Major Winter Storm to Impact Central New York through Thursday
Snow easies a bit now that the heaviest of it has fallen overnight, although there may be spots of reduced visibility from blowing and drifting during the morning commute. For the AM, moisture from the Atlantic Ocean is being pulled into the storm, helping to fuel snow showers over CNY. Later, we’ll watch as low pressure near New York City will scoot off the New England coast later in the day. This will help bring in drier air, causing those snow showers to ease through the afternoon.
An additional light accumulation of 1-3” of snow is still likely during Thursday daytime hours. That is going to give storm totals of 6-10” in and around the Syracuse area. Snow totals of 4-8” are possible southeast of Syracuse. From Oswego County southwest back into the Finger Lakes, totals of a foot or more are possible.
Our weather quiets down on Friday but then we watch a new area of low pressure heading toward the East Coast. The computer models we look still indicate a weaker storm than was indicated a couple of days ago. That minimizes the possibility of a significant snow here in central New York this weekend but we’ll continue to keep a close eye on things over the next few days.