Sleet and Freezing Rain On The Way In CNY
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:
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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