Sun develops this afternoon
Weather conditions will improve throughout the day on Monday thanks to high pressure over the Midwest.
Unlike previous high pressures that have come at us from the northwest, this system will be approaching from a more southerly trajectory. As a result, this time there is a lack of bitterly cold air associated with the high.
Skies will clear this afternoon, ending any lingering snow showers and giving us a bright and sunny finish to the day. Clear skies and calm winds overnight will still allow the temperatures to drop, but most places should stay above 0º as clouds rethicken towards morning.
Our quiet weather will be short lived, as a new area of snow moves in Tuesday afternoon. Several inches are likely to fall before the precipitation tapers off Tuesday evening. Many of the showers Tuesday night will turn to rain as temperatures rise overnight into the 30s.
A few more showers are possible on Wednesday as temperatures push well into the 30s, especially across the Southern Tier and eastern Finger Lakes.
A more impressive shot of cold air- but still not as bitterly cold as most of February- will move in for Thursday with highs in the teens and Friday morning lows just below 0º. Temperatures quickly rebound by the weekend with more 30s possible.