Tonight: Cloudy and turning much colder with a 30% chance of snow showers. A 60% chance exists well southeast of Binghamton and in northeast Pennsylvania. A trace to 1” is possible for most areas, but 1-3” is possible well southeast. Areas of black ice are likely. Low: 7-14
Thursday: Slight chance of lake effect flurries and unseasonably cold. High: 13-19
Thursday Night: Variably cloudy with record cold possible. Low: -8 to 1
Forecast By: Chief Meteorologist Howard Manges
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While we experienced milder but dreary weather today, we’ll see the return of Arctic air and snow showers tonight. As the front drops south tonight most of us will see a trace to possibly an inch of snow. Where the forecast needs to be watched is for places well southeast of Binghamton. A stalled cold front is located through northeast Pennsylvania and downstate New York. An area of low pressure is expected to ride northeast along it tonight and bring some snow to these areas. As far as accumulations, it looks like 1-3” should cover that region. There is also a very good chance of black ice tonight. With the melting snow and runoff from it today, once temperatures drop below freezing this evening into the overnight, the water will freeze. This will create hazardous conditions where it develops. Please use caution and be aware of the chance of encountering black ice tonight and even through the day Thursday. Lows tonight will likely range from 7-14.
Unseasonable cold will invade for Thursday. It will be cold enough to support a slight chance of some lake effect flurries. Highs will only be in the teens and wind chills could drop to near 0 at times. The chance of snow is 20%. It will be extremely cold Thursday night into Friday morning. Lows will range from -8 or -10 in clear spots to around 0. The record low for Friday is -2.
Partly cloudy skies are expected Friday with highs in the low 20s. Overnight lows into Saturday will be in the upper single digits. Parade Day looks like we’ll see partly sunny skies with a slight chance of mainly afternoon snow showers or flurries. Highs will be around 33. Partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies should hang around through Sunday and Monday with highs in the 30s. A few rain or snow showers are possible Monday. High pressure looks to build in Tuesday and Wednesday and with some sunshine, highs should surpass 40 both days.