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Burst of snow tonight followed by lake effect

The weather looks to remain active throughout the rest of the week.

Posted: Jan 8, 2019 9:04 PM

After a relatively quiet winter (so far), our weather has turned abruptly active. Last night's wintry mix caused headaches on the roads for the morning commuters. Temperatures did manage to climb above freezing later in the day. To top it off, late this afternoon, a round of thunderstorms moved through the region!

We're expecting the weather to return to winter as we head into tonight, all thanks to a small but potent developing area of low pressure. This storm starts out as rain in many areas, but the rain is expected to quickly transition to all snow.

Higher elevations looks to take the brunt of the impact, especially south of the Mohawk Valley. These hilltops are expected to pick up a quick 3-5" of accumulation. In the Mohawk Valley, temperatures will remain above freezing longer into the night, cutting down snowfall totals in half compared to the higher elevations.

In the wake of tonight's storm, lake effect snow is expected to develop. The highest accumulation looks to be well north and west of Utica, where several inches of snow are possible through Friday morning.

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