Snow gets lighter overnight

SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) – Spring is about to officially start at 11:06 tonight, but Old Man Winter has other ideas. Details below…

Where’s the snow heaviest?

The focal point for lake effect snow through overnight Wednesday will be east of Lake Ontario, particularly for the Tug Hill Plateau.

Snow is tapering to lighter snow showers/flurries for the overnight elsewhere.

Thankfully, the snow is getting lighter overnight as temperature drop closer to freezing.  Still, there could be some slick spots on untreated secondary roads.

Lows tonight drop into the upper 20s to low 30s.

How much snow falls tonight?

The greatest snow totals tonight are over the Tug Hill where a total of 4 to 8 inches of new snow is expected, while most of CNY picks up another coating to 2 inches, including Syracuse.

Parts of Oswego, southern Jefferson and northern Oneida counties away from the Tug Hill could get 2 to 4 inches, and a few spots over the hills south of Syracuse could get slightly more than 2 inches too.

Stays wintry though midweek…

A burst of snow expected over all of central New York midday/early afternoon Wednesday as a frontal system moves through. This is followed by scattered snow showers/squalls into the start of Wednesday night. An additional coating to an inch or two falls for most Wednesday, but upwards 2 to 4” + is possible east of Lake Ontario.

Winds also crank up Wednesday during the afternoon gusting to between 30 and 40 mph and the strong wind continues into Thursday, too.

Additional accumulations are likely Wednesday night into the start of Thursday southeast of Lake Ontario as the air over us gets even colder. Right now, it looks like Syracuse could see a couple inches of lake effect by Thursday morning with some higher totals in the hills south of Syracuse.

Chilly and more snow on the way

More unseasonably chilly air settles into CNY the rest of the week along with the snow.

High temperatures the rest of the week will only be in the 30s to near 40 along with wind chills in the 20s and at times teens. We bottom out temperature wise on Thursday when highs struggle to reach freezing!

Oh, and some wintry weather possible to start the weekend

While this is all happening midweek, we aren’t losing focus on Friday night into the start Saturday.

Low pressure is moving up the coast Friday night but there are plenty of question marks as of Tuesday night as to how quickly this storm strengthens and how cold it will be which likely determines how much snow falls and whether rain mixes in across central New York.

Stay tuned for updates.

Click here for the latest 7-day forecast

Powered by News Channel 9.

Related Articles

Back to top button