High winds are expected today with gusts upwards of 50mph at times. Strongest winds will found immediately east of Lake Ontario, especially in higher terrain. These winds will import colder air into the region, sustaining lake effect snow, especially in the Tug Hill region.
By early evening there could be a foot or more of snow in the most persistent snow, especially over the higher terrain east of Lake Ontario.
Lake effect snow is expected to shift south this evening. Current indications suggest lake effect snow may find its way into the Syracuse area sometime around or after midnight. There are indications that the snow band should break up sometime Friday morning, before eventually re-developing during the day.
Chilly temperatures along with the threat of snow showers and/or lake effect snow will persist into the weekend.