Cold weather is settling in, just in time for Halloween. This morning's snowfall was primarily in the higher elevations, with an inch or two of accumulation. Cold air is working in tonight, as winds have turned into the northwest. The coldest night of the season is expected, and this is likely going to break records. Here's a breakdown of low temperatures we're expecting by daybreak Saturday:
The record low temperature for Griffiss is 20° for Halloween, set back in 1975. We're likely going to break this record. The all time lowest temperature for October is 17° set on October 23rd, 1969. This could be tied, or perhaps broken. That would be impressive!
The weather looks very quiet for Halloween day, with sunshine returning and highs in the mid 40s. Halloween night looks cold, with temperatures quickly falling into the 30s. Make sure the kids are dressed for winter if they plan on going trick or treating. Also, don't forget, the clocks change Saturday night as Daylight Saving Time ends.
Sunday looks pleasant, with early sunshine giving way to clouds. Highs climb into the low 50s. An arctic front arrives Sunday late afternoon, bringing a round of rain. This turns to snow showers Sunday night, with much colder weather arriving on Monday.
Widespread lake effect snow is expected on Monday, with highs only in the 30s. Snow continues Monday night, with some accumulation possible. Election Day looks cold, but the long range forecast is pointing towards a significant warmup. Winter isn't settling in just yet!