Tonight: Decreasing clouds with a few lake effect snow showers. Cold. Windchill as low as -15 to -5. Northwest wind between 5-15 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny and cold. Highs: 18-25. Southwest wind between 5-10 mph
Friday Night: Increasing clouds. Lows: 8-15. Southwest wind between 5-10 mph.
Forecast By: Meteorologist Nick Merianos
Forecast in a nutshell: Arctic air is short lived, beautiful but cold Friday, unsettled weekend with scattered snow showers followed by a warm up next week.
Cloud cover will decrease from west to east during the overnight. In addition, scattered lake effect snow showers/ flurries will develop off the Finger Lakes. These are expected to fade away by midnight as high pressure builds in and skies continue to clear up. Mostly clear skies will allow temperatures to fall back to zero with several towns reaching below zero. The record low will be in danger of being tied or broken. The record low for Friday's date is -2F and our forecast for Binghamton is to tie the record low. Northwest wind at 5-15 mph will create dangerously cold wind chills of -15 to -5 at times through the overnight.
High pressure builds in on Friday leading to sun filled skies. The Arctic air will hold strong for the day with highs near 20. Winds shift from the northwest to the southwest on Friday. This will result in a slow return of relatively warmer air for the weekend.
Clouds will increase Friday night ahead of a weak and unorganized storm system. That storm system will pass to our north on Saturday but close enough to provide the chance of a few scattered snow showers. At this point, it does not appear all of Saturday will be snowing, however a few snow showers are possible, especially later in the day. Temperatures will warm close to 30 degrees. Snowfall totals from Saturday and Saturday night will range from a dusting to 2 inches.
During the parade on Saturday, a few snow showers are possible with temperatures near 30.
Sunday and Monday will be unsettled with scattered rain/ snow showers. Temperatures during this time frame will be seasonable with highs in the mid 30s.
High pressure builds in across the eastern half of the United States early next week. This will result in a beautiful stretch of weather for mid-week. Lots of sunshine and temperatures in the low 40s can be anticipated.