The Storm Team has been monitoring a giant storm system that has spanned much of the country over the last several days. Since the low pressure is weakening as it approaches, precipitation today should generally be on the light side. The biggest concern is for areas that could see freezing rain- likely over the Tug Hill and in any high elevations. Elsewhere, many around Syracuse and the Finger Lakes can expect mild temperatures in the mid 40s with scattered rain.
Come Monday, the system we’ve been watching will begin to sag to the south. It stays just within arms reach that we will likely see cloudy skies with a few rain showers possible. With that milder air riding in, some could see highs approaching 50°.
The next in a series of storm systems will start to impact central New York Monday night into Tuesday. Our computer models over the last couple of days have suggested a number of different solutions as to how this system will unfold. Right now, it looks like one low will track north into western New York by Tuesday morning. This should initially keep us mild with rain the likely precipitation type. By later in the day, however, a secondary low will try to form somewhere near the southern New England coast. If that were to happen we could see a change in our precipitation from rain to snow.