A strong weather system will barely miss us on Saturday.
Friday night, this low pressure system is around North Carolina.
It is producing a large area of heavy rain.
It is moving Northeast, then it will slide along the east coast
towards New York State. As it moves northward, it will begin to
collect cooler air from the north. This means that the heavy rain
will transition to heavy snow on the west side of this system.
This side of the system has a north wind that is drawing down
much colder air from Canada. The reason it will be heavy snow is
because moisture from the Atlantic is being brought in by an east
wind. This moisture creates heavy wet snow that can produce power
outages and hazardous travel conditions.
This could be the case for areas to our east, including
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont on Saturday. However,
this system is just far enough to the east that we will not get
much snow from this system. There will only be a few light
flurries throughout Saturday in our area.
Snowfall totals will be around one to two inches for the higher
elevations of the North Country and west of our area, a trace to
one inch for the Southern Valleys, and nearly no accumulation for
the Mohawk valley. This is because if we do get any flurries, the
snow will likely melt.