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First big lake effect snow a miss for CNY

Heavy snow is expected to fall in Western and Northern New York Wednesday night through Thursday night.

Posted: Dec 6, 2017 4:34 PM
Updated: Dec 6, 2017 5:40 PM

Heavy lake effect snow is developing Wednesday evening across Northern New York and Western New York. The prevailing wind direction is from the southwest, keeping the heavy snow near Watertown and Buffalo. In our local television market, the heavy snow is expected to stay out of our region, but we have a few opportunities of seeing some snow, especially next week.

The National Weather Service issued a lake effect snow warning for Northern Herkimer County. The heaviest snowfall is expected to fall north of Old Forge. For many that might not be aware, Herkimer County is quite large (about 80 miles as the crow flies north/south). The location of the heavy snow is north of Stillwater Reservoir.

The lions share of this snow falls Wednesday evening through Thursday night. Winds are expected to shift westerly Thursday night, allowing the band to drop south into Northern Oneida County. This doesn't last long, but it will be enough to bring some accumulation.

The band lifts north again and weakens on Friday and the weather remains dry and cold as we head into the weekend.

The next potential for light snow in CNY is on Sunday as a clipper system swings through. The overall weather patterns are favorable for snow heading into next week.

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