A few showers tonight; Sun returns Monday

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – If you thought Sunday was mild, wait till you feel what’s ahead for a couple of days this week. Find out below…

A bit of precipitation as the weekend ends

While Sunday was a sunny and dry, a weakening frontal system approaches central New York tonight. That will only bring a few rain and snow showers to the region. 

Thanks to temperatures staying above freezing in Syracuse and most of the lower elevations, we expect little if any accumulation of snow. 

However, in spots over the higher terrain of the Tug Hill and hills south of Syracuse there could be a coating to an inch of snow.

With the above-mentioned frontal system exiting quickly, we are waking up Monday morning to dry weather and lingering clouds with just a few flurries possible east of Lake Ontario. We expect increasing sunshine during the afternoon.

Mild end to February

As the sun returns Monday afternoon, we should manage the mid to upper 40s.

It looks even warmer for Tuesday and Wednesday as south-southwesterly winds ahead of an approaching strong cold front bring unseasonably mild, spring-like air our way.

We’ve bumped the high temperatures for those two days into the 60s, near record highs!

Along with the warmer weather comes gusty southwest winds, 30+ mph and showers. The showers are scattered in nature and probably don’t arrive until the late afternoon and evening hours on Tuesday but more widespread on Wednesday as the cold front gets even closer midweek.

A polar plunge again with wind, but once again…

It turns dramatically colder again Wednesday night behind a strong Wednesday evening cold front passage with rain ending as snow. A quick coating to 2 inches of snow is possible for all followed by a brief period of lake snow southeast of Lake Ontario near the Syracuse area late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Additional localized mainly minor snow accumulations are possible to start Thursday which could make for a slick morning commute.

Any lake snow southeast of Lake Ontario to start Thursday should taper pretty quickly during the late morning and afternoon as drier air blows in.

Then just like what happened over the weekend, as fast as the chill arrived it exits late in the week with a spring feel returning once again. Stay tuned for updates.

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