cool air mass has settled into the Northeast region. West and
northwest winds will continue to produce lake-effect precipitation
through Friday morning. Clipper system moves into the region late
Saturday and Sunday, bringing another chance of precipitation before
clearing out and returning to more seasonable conditions for the
beginning of next week.
trough of cold air has settled into the region, bringing slightly
cooler than usual conditions, though it is not completely unheard of to
get a cold spell like this at this time of year. Large difference
in temperature between the middle layers of the atmosphere and the warm
lakes gives a significant amount of instability which has resulted in
some very strong lake-effect snow bands. Winds have primarily been
westerly, keeping the heavy bands up north near the Tug Hill Plateau
and northern Oneida County. Not expecting much precipitation from
this, but some occasional heavy rain and snow showers are possible at
times this afternoon into this evening.
next system moves into the Upper Great Lakes area, producing a more
southerly component to the winds, cutting off the westerly winds that
are driving these lake-effect snow showers. This should help keep
conditions dry later on Friday and especially Friday night.
Saturday will see this clipper system move into the eastern Great
Lakes region, and should combine with some moisture provided by the
lakes to bring some additional light rain and perhaps snow showers
again late Saturday and into Sunday. Monday we finally clear this
trough out, and return to dry weather, and much more seasonable
conditions in the lower to mid-50s.
next system begins to form on the leeside of the Rockies on Tuesday and
moves into our area sometime around Wednesday. This system should
remain all rain, as the cold air remains back in the western half of
the country again, which should keep us in the ridge and stay either
seasonable or slightly warmer than usual.
much longer term, our next cold snap comes sometime in the middle of
updated by David Loveless on 10/24/13 at 10:15 AM