Winter Weather At-A-Glance
Updated: 3/28 1:22 pm
New Snow by 03/29 7am: 0-4"
This range is over the entire eastern Finger Lakes region. Please check the full forecast for location specific forecasts.
Seasonal Snowfall Through 03/27
2014-2015 Winter: 105.5"
2013-2014 Winter: 111.0"
High pressure will be the main factor in our weather this weekend. Today, clockwise flow around the high will team up with counter-clockwise flow around an area of low pressure over the Atlantic ocean to bring cold, north winds to the area. Some wind gusts may approach 30mph, which will help keep temperatures in the low 20s and wind chills in the teens. Winds may briefly become favorable for a band of lake effect snow off of Cayuga Lake overnight. Though this is uncertain, if it does form, a few inches of snow could fall from Ithaca to Owego. Outside of any snow, temperatures will drop into the teens and even single digits under mostly clear skies. Sunday should be sunny, snow free, and warmer, with light southerly winds boosting temperatures towards 40º.
A couple of weak storm systems will then clip the region, the first Sunday night into Monday and the second on Tuesday afternoon. The first of these should be mostly rain, though some snow may mix in Sunday night for a time. Tuesday's system, however, could end up mostly snow, with another inch or two falling. Wednesday looks sunny and dry with temperatures remaining below normal. By the end of next week though, we could see a bit of a warm up as a storm system tracks across the Great Lakes. More on that in the coming days.