Brrrisk & cold, lake snow dissipates Sunday

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – Some accumulating lake snow is with us tonight but diminishes Sunday. How much falls and who gets the most snow? Details are below…

Arctic chill loosens its grip a bit Sunday

Arctic air has invaded CNY this weekend but slowly starts loosening its grip Sunday, and even more so this upcoming week as we are in for a thaw.

Temperatures only made it into the mid-teens on Saturday, which was the coldest day in CNY since Christmas Eve 2022 (last time highs were in the teens)! Wind chills are near 0 and lows are between 10 and 15 tonight.

It’s a little better Sunday, low to mid 20s, but not by much with feel like readings in the single digits most of the day to around 10 by days end.

Certainly, a weekend to bundle up if you are outside and don’t forget to limit the time your keep your pets outside.

Lake snow continues into the start of Sunday

With the cold air in place, northwest winds are strong enough to cause a spray of lake effect snow southeast of Lake Ontario.

Winter Weather Advisories continue southeast of Lake Ontario including Syracuse and Onondaga County into the start of Sunday.

While not as heavy as this past lake effect storm this past week, an additional 1 to 3 inches is expected for many southeast of Lake Ontario tonight with locally higher amounts, especially in higher elevations south of Syracuse and up over parts of Wayne, Northern Cayuga and southwest Oswego Counties. Combine that with temperatures in the teens and road salt will be less effective so roads are going to continue to be slick and sloppy heading through the start of Sunday. Road conditions are at their worst the first part of tonight.

The lake snow tapers to just some flurries for Sunday, and we think there could even be a bit of sun developing during the afternoon. There could be a coating to an inch in spots Sunday morning but nothing significant is expected to round out the weekend.

Arctic air departs quickly

Despite the arctic chill out there now, there is a bit of a thaw coming next week. We should be warming just above freezing by Monday and that should be followed by 40s by the end of the week.  That means by Thursday and Friday we would be looking at mainly rain showers.

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