Widespread snow on the way

Light snow is expected for Wednesday and Wednesday night across Central New York.

Posted: Dec 8, 2020 5:25 PM

You know it's been a slow start to winter when we're expecting only the second widespread snowfall event of the season in December.  The next one looks to be widespread with generally light accumulations. Snow looks to develop late tonight, with temperatures remaining steady, in the low to mid 20s. Widespread light snow is expected for the morning commute. For those traveling early in the day, the roads should be generally OK, with only a light accumulation expected in the morning.

Snow continues throughout Wednesday afternoon. A disturbance called a shortwave, or small area of low pressure, will pick up moisture off the Great Lakes and produce lake enchanced snow showers across the area. Temperatures look to climb to or above freezing for most areas, meaning snow will have a hard time sticking to the roadways during the day. Here's the snowfall expected in our area:

The best chance of slippery spots looks to be after sunset on Wednesday. Snow looks to continue through Wednesday night, before coming to an end before Thursday morning.

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