The National Weather Service out of Binghamton (NWS) says some more snow and gusty winds are in the forecast this weekend, but it won't last forever. HA! We've heard that before.

There's a chance of accumulating snow for central New York this afternoon. We could see 2 - 4 inches but hopefully, it melts quickly as highs will reach into the mid 40's. NWS says:

A strong cold front sweeps through the area this evening, allowing temperatures to quickly fall back into the upper 20s and 30s. Lingering rain showers will change back over to scattered snow showers from north to south during the mid to late evening hours. Winds turn west-northwest and remain breezy overnight. A weak lake effect snow band is forecast to develop over Onondaga, Madison and Oneida counties...On Saturday, lingering lake effect snow showers over the
northern portion of the area with mainly dry weather from the NY Southern Tier and points south. Another half to one inch of snow is possible early Saturday near Syracuse, Camden, Rome, and Boonville. Lake effect showers taper to scattered flurries by afternoon as a surface high pressure builds... It still looks like a storm system will impact our area for the first half of next week. We`ll likely see precipitation return to the region from the south/west Monday morning in advance of strengthening low pressure over the Ohio Valley. The low is expected to move north/east toward our area for Monday night and Tuesday.

Today: Snow before noon, then rain and snow showers between noon and 1 pm, then rain showers after 1 pm. High near 44. Southeast wind 9 to 16 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Tonight: Rain and snow showers likely before 10 pm, then a chance of snow showers between 10 pm and 2 am, then a chance of flurries after 2 am. Cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday: A chance of flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. West wind 11 to 13 mph.
Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow showers before 7 pm, then a chance of flurries with a slight chance of snow showers between 7 pm and 8 pm, then a chance of snow showers after 8 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. West wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Northwest wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Monday: A chance of rain and snow after 2 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night: A chance of rain and snow before 2 am, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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