We've had it easy in Central New York so far. November ended up with above average temperatures and below average snowfall. December started out pretty nice too, with sunshine this morning and temperatures near 50! The weather is expected to change tonight thanks to low pressure which is driving our weather. The low that has brought mild temperatures will also bring cooler temperatures as it lifts to the north and changes our wind direction.
Lake effect snow develops tonight and looks to be generally on the light side. Some accumulation is possible north of the Mohawk Valley. Here's the accumulation expected overnight:
Lewis County is where we find a winter weather advisory. Remember, the National Weather Service has discontinued the use of "lake effect snow advisory". This is where the steadiest snow falls throughout Wednesday. Lake effect snow will continue into Wednesday, with widespread snow continuing north of the Mohawk Valley. Here's accumulations expected for Wednseday:
The snow comes to an end Wednesday evening, with drier air building into the region as high pressure returns for Thursday. Some sunshine is possible Thursday afternoon, with highs back in the 40s! We're keeping an eye on a coastal storm for the weekend. At this point, there's a lot of uncertainty on where this develops and tracks. For now, it's something to watch.