Our next storm system may cause a wintry mix late Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Low pressure will pass through the upper Midwest and will sweep a warm
front across central NY bringing us increasing moisture. We'll see mixed precipitation including light snow overnight Tuesday with a west-east transition to areas of
sleet and freezing rain prior to the morning commute.

Temperatures will continue to warm aloft during the day Wednesday, eventually scouring out the sub-freezing dome of air at the surface and changing most areas to rain. Normally cold regions in the eastern half of our CWA may struggle to break free of freezing and the risk of sleet and freezing rain will continue in spots from Utica to Monticello throughout Wednesday. Low temperatures will occur Tuesday evening before rising through the night. Highs on Wednesday will be mainly in the 30s, with an east to west gradient from colder to warmer readings. Some spots in west-central NY could touch 40.  [NWS]

We could see occasional snow showers, with lake effect at times through Saturday. If the projections hold steady, Wednesday night and Thursday should be relatively mild for the time of year with readings 33-40. Much colder air returns Friday and Saturday.

NWS Extended Forcast:

M.L.King Day
Tuesday
Increasing clouds, with a high near 19. Wind chill values as low as -19. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Snow likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 16. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Wednesday
Snow likely before 1pm, then periods of rain. High near 37. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Wednesday Night
Periods of rain before 1am, then rain and snow showers likely. Low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Thursday
Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday
A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Winter Weather Preparation:

    • Keep your cell phone charged and make sure you know where your backup power supply is.
    • Make sure all your flashlights have fresh batteries.
    • Fill your gas tank. You can use your car to keep warm and recharge devices.
    • Have some food available that you don’t need to cook.
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