Flurries and bitter cold settle in Friday

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – The lake effect may be winding down but there is snow in the forecast for some in central New York. Details are below…

Lake snow winds down

The two-day lake effect storm that dropped 3 to 4 feet of snow over parts of Jefferson and Lewis Counties is finally coming to an end.

The winds have shifted into the northeast, but there is still some lighter (very fluffy) snow showers around the Syracuse area Friday morning.

Quick shot of snow for all Friday

A new system is moving to our south Friday which will bring some light snow to parts of CNY. This is mainly going to impact areas south of the Thruway and is not expected to be a high-impact storm for us. Accumulations are likely a couple of inches or less.  The North Country gets a welcome break with little if any snow.

Arctic chill for the weekend and lake effect returns

What we’re really noticing is the bitter cold air funneling in the Northeast behind Friday’s storm system. Temperatures are likely to hold in the teens on Saturday, but wind chills are between 0 and -10 most of the day.

Northwest winds are strong enough to cause a spray of lake effect snow southeast of Lake Ontario. While not as heavy as this past lake effect storm, there could be several inches of accumulation Saturday.  This snow is going to be the light and fluffy kind because of how cold it is, which will make cleanup a little easier compared to if we had temperatures closer to 30º. However, with temperatures in the the teens, road salt will be less effective. The roads become slick and sloppy heading through the day.

The lake effect should end close to Sunday morning, and it won’t be as cold as we end the weekend. In fact, there is a bit of a thaw coming next week with highs in the 30s and even 40s being the rule.

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