Tonight: Increasing clouds with snow showers after midnight. Snowfall between a trace to a half inch. Lows: 28-32. South wind between 5-15 mph.
Monday: Morning rain/ snow showers, becoming rain showers during the afternoon. Total snowfall will average less than an inch. High: 38-44. Breezy west wind at 10-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph.
Monday Night: Scattered rain/ snow showers early, otherwise mostly cloudy. Lows: 22-28. West-northwest wind between 5-10 mph.
Forecast By: Meteorologist Nick Merianos
Take a last peek outside because the sun will be disappearing for most of the upcoming work week as a highly active stretch of weather begins. Snow showers will develop tonight then transition to rain Monday morning. We're looking at a trace to an inch before changeover, thus minimal impacts are expected. Wednesday will be the pick of the week with abundant sunshine and temperatures near 40. Another storm system will bring rain for both Thursday and Friday but temperatures will be well into the 50s!
We can now say good riddance to the near record breaking cold, for now at least. Signs of spring this week will become common nature and as the old saying goes, "April showers will bring May flowers." This week will be notable for several things: April begins Wednesday, warmest air in roughly 3 months arrives but first we have snow to get over with, and that begins tonight.
Clouds increase tonight then snow showers will overspread the Tiers after midnight and continue into the morning before transitioning to rain showers. We are not looking at a lot of snow but some communities will see up to an inch, especially east of I-81. Ironically, Mar. 30 is the average date for the last inch of snow in Binghamton. Something tells me this will not be the case this year because there are signs of colder weather to return next week. Temperatures on Monday will climb into the low 40s by afternoon.
A brief break in the action will take place Monday night. A few rain/ snow showers are likely early Monday night but some dry air will put a temporary end to the precipitation Monday night.
Tuesday is what we call a low confidence forecast and here's why. Two of our most reliable weather models have a storm system passing to our south providing the area with a scattered rain showers. Additionally, there are two more reliable models that place the storm system further north providing the area with some heavy rain. Right now, we will keep the chance of showers in the forecast with the best chances for areas south of Rt. 17.
We will salvage one day this week with copious amounts of sunshine and warmer temperatures. Wednesday will by far be the pick of the week in terms of spending time outdoors; lots of sun with a high near 40.
Another storm system will pass to the north Thursday and Friday. A surge of warm air will accompany the Tiers with highs well into the 50s! I would not be surprised if a few towns hit 60 degrees on either Thursday or Friday, however most will remain in the 50s. If you have plans to embrace the warm air late week, be sure to carry an umbrella because showers will be widespread Thursday evening and again on Friday.
Cold air will usher back into the Tiers next Saturday, placing our region back in the seasonably cool air mass. Fortunately, there is no record cold in the foreseeable future.