Written by John DiPasquale:
Brisk winds & very cold temperatures will be felt today with several inches of fluff have accumulated up near the lake shore today, but for most not much has fallen today & will not through the rest of this Monday. Highs today will be around 20 with wind chills between 5 & 10.
It will be quiet & cold tonight with a little snow toward daybreak Tuesday ahead of a clipper. A coating to 2 or 3" of snow will likely occur with the clipper late tonight through Tuesday morning, which could very well make for a somewhat slick ride in to work & school early Tuesday. A few lingering snow showers/squall will be around Tuesday afternoon & then some limited lake snows Tuesday night into Wednesday. Highs both Tuesday & Wednesday will be in the mid to upper 20s with a brisk breeze.
Thursday looks mainly quiet & more seasonable 30 to 35, but late Thursday night into Friday a warm front will charge in & try to sneak through with a little snow/mix later Thursday night/early Friday that should change to some rain showers for much of Friday. Highs on Friday, as long as the warm front gets through should make it to around 40 anyways. Then the big question is how cold will it get late Friday into Saturday? This may determine what type of precipitation we see with the next system that may or may not affect us coming up from the South later Saturday night &/or Sunday into Monday. It's a close call right now & a lot is riding on this event, when it comes to whether or not we see a white Christmas...The combination of a significant snow pack across the Northeast & lowest sun angle of the year I believe will keep us a little colder for the weekend event, but we will see...Stay tuned.
Have a great day & start to your week WNY!