The way it's being tracked and the way the models are showing it looks like, at this point, the potential winter storm for this week will indeed go to the south of us here in Central New York.

There is increasing confidence in a drier forecast for the Tuesday night time frame. The developing ocean storm is now expected to merge off the Mid-Atlantic coast and head back out to sea.

The Binghamton weather service office has dropped the hazardous weather outlook issued Friday for the Southern Tier and Central New York.

The latest medium range models are continuing to trend farther south with the potential midweek winter storm.

The forecasters in the Buffalo office say it's likely to be a cold but snow-free week in Western New York and the North Country.

There is one catch, of course, there always is, temperatures are likely to be well below normal for the week with highs in the 30's. Normal for this time of the year is highs in the mid 40's.

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