Snow, first subzero temperatures expected this week

Widespread snow looks to arrive Monday night through Tuesday, followed by snow squalls on Wednesday and arctic cold Thursday.

Posted: Dec 16, 2019 4:36 PM
Updated: Dec 16, 2019 4:44 PM

An active weather pattern brings snow and the first subzero temperatures of the season to our region. Widespread snow returns to Central New York tonight and tomorrow. The snow will be steady and enough to cause issues for tomorrow morning's commute. It's NOT expected to be a major storm, but a general 3-5" of accumulation is a good bet through tomorrow evening. A brief wintry mix is possible in southern Otsego County, but that doesn't look to last long. The snow ends shortly after sunset.

Wednesday's arctic front brings the potential of snow squalls to the region. These are short bursts of heavy snow, gusty winds, and whiteout conditions. Though the snow looks to come down heavier on Wednesday, less accumulation is expected (about 1-3"). We'll work on the timing and impact of this event much more closely once we get through the first one.

Arctic air moves in for Thursday with highs in the teens and overnight lows below zero. That doesn't factor in the wind chill, which will likely be sub zero throughout the day.

Looking ahead, this type of weather doesn't look to stick around. The weather look generally dry and much less cold heading towards Christmas!

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