Accumulating snow expected Friday

The first spring snow of the season is expected to fall on Friday.

Posted: Mar 20, 2019 5:15 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2019 5:17 PM

I hope you had a chance to enjoy the sunshine and mild temperatures today. Many areas climbed above 50 degrees this Wednesday afternoon. Big changes in the weather take place over the next few days, with accumulating snow in the forecast on Friday. A winter storm watch is in effect for Central New York, with the potential of significant accumulation in the higher elevations.

This event starts out as rain on Thursday. Rain looks to develop Thursday afternoon, becoming steadier and heavier throughout the day. Temperatures will stay in the 40s throughot the day, but as colder air wraps in, we do expect a changeover to snow Thursday night. Snow first changes to snow in the higher elevations late Thursday evening, before turning to snow early Friday morning in the lower elevations.

Snow is expected on Friday through Friday night, falling heaviest early and late Friday. The wraparound snow is expected to continue into Saturday morning, before ending by Saturday afternoon.  Here's the early call on accumulation:

Be sure to check back for the  latest information. 

We do expect a significant warm up to follow on Sunday, with plenty of sunshine.

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