The National Weather Service and other meteorologists across the Finger Lakes and Central New York are honing in on a forecast that many will wish was an April Fool’s joke come Thursday.
A large portion of the Finger Lakes and Central New York are in a Winter Weather Advisory with the expectation that 3-6 inches of snow will fall tonight- and early-Thursday.
Some locations in the higher terrain of Central New York could see 6-10 inches of accumulation.
The whole thing will start as rain, as a cold front moves across the Finger Lakes. Don’t worry though, it won’t be so much that the weekend will be spent digging out. In fact, it should be little enough snow that by Sunday- the whole thing will be a memory.
Temperatures will only moderate slightly on Friday, but by Saturday and Sunday- temperatures will be well into the 50s.
Forecasters expect the changeover from rain to snow to occur between 9 p.m and 3 a.m. That will prove to be consequential for a lot of reasons. How quickly will it change over? Well, if it takes longer to change-over, then the likelihood of seeing those higher forecast totals drops. If it changes over sooner- then the likelihood goes up.
Either way, it will make for a rocky commute compared to recent standards. Plan for an extra few minutes on the road Thursday Morning.
Below are a couple images to help break it all down.
[Read Time- 2:50] An elevation dependent 3-6 inches of snow is expected over the Finger Lakes overnight into Thursday AM behind a cold front this afternoon.
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