Snow squalls expected Friday

A cold front combines with lake effect snow to produce snow squalls Friday morning.

Posted: Jan 21, 2021 6:08 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 6:09 PM

Winter is back! It has snowed every day this week, with heavy snow accumulation north of the Mohawk Valley. Light snow continues to fly this evening, especially north of the Mohawk Valley as the next area of low pressure approaches the region. This one brings lake effect snow tonight, the heaviest north of the Mohawk Valley.  Here's a look at accumulations overnight:

A cold front moves through the region Friday morning, bringing the lake effect snow south. A burst of snow is expected across the Mohawk Valley during the morning commute. Be on the lookout for quickly changing weather conditions as the squalls move through.

A snow squall is a burst of snow that creates whiteout conditions and gusty winds. Snow squalls typically don't last for long, meaning the snow typically doesn't pile up. However, the impacts on travel are high due to the combination of poor visibility and slippery roads. The squalls look to produce about 2-4" of snowfall, with higher amounts expected along hilltops south and west of Utica.

The cold front will continue to march south throughout Friday afternoon, leaving behind windy conditions and colder temperatures. Expect temperatures to drop into the 20s by Friday evening and into the teens Friday night. Highs over the weekend are expected only to be in the upper teens to near 20 with overnight lows near zero.

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