Winter has swept in across Central New York on this windy, cold, snowy Monday. Many of us saw our first snowfall of the season, with accumulations generally between a coating to 2" in the lower elevations. The hilltops have seen 2-4" (and in some cases higher).
Another round of snow develops this evening across Central New York. This band of snow is expected to develop north of the Mohawk Valley and gradually drop south as we head into tonight. Snowfall amounts look similar to what fell last night across the region. The highest accumulations look to be north of the Mohawk Valley.
The wind has been relentless today, with gusts over 30 mph throughout the day. The wind continues tonight but will gradually weaken. Breezy conditions are still expected tomorrow, but you will notice the difference.
It's still cold for Election Day, but the weather will generally improve. Any scattered snow showers will end by daybreak, with mostly cloudy skies expected throughout the day. The weather remains dry for folks that plan on voting. Dress warmly, as highs will only climb into the upper 30s.
Big changes take place in our weather starting Wednesday. The jet stream drives far to the north and pushes this cold, active weather out of the area. We're expecting a significant warm up throughout the week and lots of dry, sunny weather. Highs are likely going to climb into the 60s again starting Thursday. This is much warmer than our average high (upper 40s) for early November.