FORECAST CENTER EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES DEPT.
COMPLETE UPSTATE NY AREA WEATHER COVERAGE
Tuesday - March 3, 2015
       
       
       

Forecast Discussion

West to east upper air flow persists through the afternoon as a trough of low pressure moves into the area. A clipper system has greatly developed and has been able to gain access to moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to produce significant precipitation in some locations. Today we should expect mostly cloudy sky conditions as precipitation moves in as the evening arrives. This will start off as a mostly snow event, but as the warm front moves past we will see warming during the overnight. This is where we will see our greatest chance of mixed precipitation such as freezing rain, snow, sleet and rain. 1-3" of snow is forecast before turning over to mostly rain. Temperatures will reach a high in the mid 20s during the afternoon but will be rising during the overnight.
As the low moves to the northwest, and out of the area, an upper air trough will move in, giving us colder temperatures and continuing snow Wednesday evening. Precipitation is forecast to end late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. For Wednesday afternoon, temperatures will reach the high 30's or possibly lower 40's depending on cloud cover. However, once the cold front moves through, temperatures will drop into the mid teens.
As the weekend nears, we will see high temperatures in the mid to upper 20's. However, spring is approaching as we will see temperatures in the mid to upper 30's during the weekend into next week.

This is Chris Morrill, stay classy Oneonta.

Last updated by Christopher Morrill on 03/03/15 at 12:05 pm