Written by John DiPasquale:
The rest of today will feature some snow showers & a few squalls this afternoon into the evening. Will it add up to much? No, but there could be a fluffy 1 to as much as 3" up near Rt. 104 & points north, while the rest of the area should not see any more than a coating to an inch or two. This will likely be enough to make it somewhat slick, though, for the late afternoon & evening rush so be careful when heading home. The culprit for the bit of snow today & early tonight will be an Arctic backdoor cold front & some limited lake effect. The front will slowly push through & wash out as it does so late today & this evening. What's left of the front will then get dragged back through as a warm front by a little clipper passing by to the north late Thursday into Thursday night. This will aid in producing some additional snow showers & a few squalls off Lake Erie late Thursday morning into the afternoon. Any accumulations Thursday are expected to be on the very light side again, with highs tomorrow reaching up near 30 after starting the day in the low to mid teens, & probably even single digits across many parts of the Finger Lakes!
Friday will be even a little milder, but brisk with maybe an early snow shower, otherwise it should be quiet with some sun developing thanks to high pressure building in.
The weekend at this point appears quiet & fairly mild Saturday, & a little colder with a bit of snow in the air Sunday. Stay tuned for updates regarding the weekend outlook into next week in the days to come. It looks like warmer air will try to get in, but may get snuffed out by a backdoor cold front late Tuesday/Wednesday. We'll see how this plays out & sets the stage for the next storm system late next week...