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Lake effect targets parts of central New York this weekend

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – The snow may have been very light Friday but there is a better chance for accumulation to start the weekend as the lake effect starts up again. Who gets the most snow? Details are below…

Arctic chill for the weekend

In the wake of some light snow Friday, bitter cold air is funneling into central New York and the Northeast. Temperatures are likely to hold in the teens on Saturday, but wind chills are between 0 and -10 most of the day. A day to bundle up if you are outside and don’t forget to limit the time you keep your pets outside.

Lake effect snow kicks in again

With the cold air in place, 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.  Combine that with temperatures in the teens and road salt will be less effective so roads become slick and sloppy heading through the day. Road conditions are at their worst come late afternoon into the first part of Saturday night.

Winter Weather Advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service southeast of Lake Ontario including Syracuse and Onondaga County.

Many in the Advisory area end up with 2-5 inches by Sunday morning but there could be some locally higher amounts, especially in higher elevations south of Syracuse and up over parts of Wayne, Northern Cayuga and southwest Oswego Counties.

The lake effect should end close to Sunday morning, and it won’t be as cold as we end the weekend.

Arctic air departs quickly

Despite the cold coming in to start the weekend there is a bit of a thaw coming next week. We should be warming close to 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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