We're not out of the woods yet CNY. Arctic air will move into NY and PA on Tuesday and potentially cause snow squalls to form across the region.

Hazardous Weather Outlook: 

An Arctic cold front will generate scattered snow squalls on Tuesday. Snow squalls will cause brief bursts of heavy snow, very low visibilities, and gusty winds. Significant lake effect snow is possible east and southeast of Lake Ontario Tuesday night through early Thursday.

Squalls are likely to form along the front on Tuesday with brief, heavy snow, low visibilities, and gusty winds. Temperatures nose dive and fluctuating lake effect snow will produce airy dry snowflakes. The airmass will indeed be very dry, limiting coverage and accumulations of snow, however, the primary lake feed off of Lake Ontario will be capable of yielding several inches of snow across portions of Onondaga-Madison-Oneida counties. NWS says:

Confidence getting greater than 7 inches in any 12 hour period is not high enough for any of our counties yet for a Watch or a Warning, but that cannot be ruled out. As it stands now, Winter Weather Advisories easily appear likely be needed for at least Onondaga-Madison counties, if not some of Oneida as well at some point.

When adding up all of Tuesday night through Thursday snow, 5 to 10 inches total
will probably be realized in some of the above-mentioned counties, and if the primary Lake Ontario band manages to persist over a localized area, there could be more.

Extended Forcast:

Today: A chance of flurries before noon, then a chance of snow showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Light west wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tonight: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -2. West wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday: A slight chance of snow showers before 7am, then a chance of snow showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -2. West wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tuesday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -3. West wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Wednesday: Snow showers likely, mainly between 7am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. West wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Thursday: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 29.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.

Sunday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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.
      • Download the Eagle App You’ll receive local alerts, weather reports and more with push notifications.

[NWS]