Our weather pattern has been very active this week. Since Sunday, 14" of snow has fallen in the city of Utica, with over 2 feet in other parts of our area. We're not done with the snow this week, with accumulations expected tonight, Friday, and Saturday in our region.
Lake effect snow
Cold air in the wake of yesterday's storm has brought scattered snow showers to the region on Thursday, with a northwest wind. We're past the prime of lake effect season, but we do expect some heavy snow to fall tonight along the Tug Hill. Winds turn into the west, and a heavy accumulation is expected for Lewis County (4-8" or more). Northern Herkimer County is expected to pick up 2-4" of accumulation.
Widespread snow returns Friday
A warm front, of all things, will bring a round of widespread snow on Friday. The beginning of the snow is expected during the early afternoon. This slow moving weather system will keep the snow flying through the weekend. Here's a look at the latest snowfall forecast for this event:
We do climb above freezing this weekend - especially on Sunday. This will allow for a wintry mix. We'll keep you posted on the details.