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Spring starts soon, but Mother Nature says not so fast

SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) – Well… false spring was nice while it was here. Now we’re slipping back to some wintry weather with colder air and occasional accumulating snow this week. Details below…

Colder, more snow on the way

Hope you didn’t put away the winter coats, snowbrushes, gloves, and boots. We’ll need them again this week. A stretch of chilly and at times snowy weather settles back over CNY this week.

High temperatures this week will only be in the 30s to near 40 all week long with wind chills in the 20s and at times teens. It appears we bottom out temperature wise on Thursday when highs struggle to reach freezing!

Where’s the snow heaviest?

The focal point for lake effect snow through Tuesday will be east of Lake Ontario, particularly for the Tug Hill Plateau. This is where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the counties east of Lake Ontario through 5 a.m. on Tuesday with more winter alerts expected across CNY, possibly including Syracuse this week.

Tonight into Tuesday occasional snow showers and a few squalls will be fair game across the rest of the area, especially over the eastern Finger Lakes/Syracuse area points north and east.  

How much snow falls?

Again, while snow showers are possible for many spots Monday night into Tuesday, the most persistent snow will remain over the Tug Hill through Tuesday. Total snow accumulations will be on the order of 4 to 8 inches, while amounts of a coating to an inch or two will be found elsewhere, including Syracuse. There could be slightly higher totals in spots over the hills southeast of Syracuse too.

Stays wintry through midweek…

Occasional snow showers and areas of lake snow with additional accumulations expected right through at least midweek as spring officially starts at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday ironically!

Stay tuned for updates.

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