A nor'easter is expected to develop tonight and bring widespread rain and snow to the Northeast. For our area, the majority of Central New York is expected to see rain from this weather system. However, the higher elevations are expected to see snow. The small difference in temperature between the lower elevations and higher elevations will be enough to create dramatically different weather conditions tonight and Friday.
As for accumulation, most of the lower elevations will see very little snow accumulation. The best chance of seeing snow would be Friday morning, but with temperatures in the mid 30s, the snow will have a hard time sticking to the roads. The hilltop locations could see a few slushy spots Friday morning. Hilltop locations are expecting to pick up 2-4" of accumulation. Here's a look at the snowfall forecast.
Snow changes to rain showers on Friday afternoon, with highs in the 40s. Any snow that does accumulate will quickly melt as we head into the weekend. Highs climb back to the 50s over the weekend.