Forecast for Binghamton and the Twin Tiers
Today: Overcast with scattered flurries and light snow. The steady light snow will develop toward mid-afternoon. Snowfall around an inch. High: 19-24. Northwest wind between 4-8 mph.
Sunday Night: Steady snow, heavy at times. Snowfall between 4-8". Lows: 8-12. Northeast wind between 5-10 mph.
Monday: Snow, heavy at times tapers to snow showers later in the day. New snow of 3-7" with storm total between 6-12", isolated higher amounts. High: 18, Low: 10.
Forecast By: Meteorologist Nick Merianos
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**Winter Storm Warning in effect for the entire area through Monday afternoon**
Summary: Snow will overspread the Tiers Sunday afternoon and become heavy at times Sunday Night into Monday. Snowfall rates as high as 1-2" per hour will create snow covered roadways and reduced visibilities. Travel will be difficult tonight. Snow will taper to snow showers Monday afternoon/ evening with a total snowfall averaging 6-12" by Monday evening. Following the storm, brutal cold for Tuesday morning with lows well below zero.
An intensifying storm system approaching from the Ohio River Valley will become well developed off the east coast tonight and Monday. During this process, I expect to see steady snow overspread the Tiers this afternoon.
-Sunday before noon: Flurries/ periods of light snow.
-Sunday Afternoon: Steady light snow begins, up to an inch.
-Sunday Night after 8PM: Snow, heavy at times with rates of 1-2"/ hour possible into Monday morning. 4-8" Sunday night.
-Monday: Steady snow tapers to snow showers during the afternoon and evening hours. An addition 3-7" possible.
We anticipate all snow throughout the event; however there are some indications of perhaps a period when we mix with sleet Sunday night, especially south of Binghamton. Our current thinking is this will remain near Scranton points south. However, if the storm tracks further north, that mix line may get closer to our region and if we do mix with sleet, then our snowfall forecast will have to be reduced. Nonetheless, if we remain all snow, a general 6-12" snowfall is probable with isolated higher amounts by Monday evening.
Impacts to consider after the football game ends Sunday night:
-Snow covered roadways
The storm begins to rapidly intensify to our east later Monday. At this point, we are on the back side of the storm with a northerly wind. Very cold Arctic air will filter into the Tiers Monday night. Temperatures are expected to fall below zero Tuesday morning with an even colder windchill in the teens below zero.
Another weak storm system will approach from the west Wednesday into Thursday. This will provide our area with a light snowfall as we may pick up an additional 1-3" by Thursday morning.
Thursday will be breezy as winds come from the north. Very cold, near record breaking Arctic air will return back into the Tiers Thursday night. Temperatures are expected to drop well below zero, averaging anywhere from 15 to 5 BELOW zero, with a wind chill in the 20s to perhaps 30 below zero.
Partly cloudy and cold conditions for Friday. A cold front approaches the Tiers on Saturday and this will bring another chance for scattered snow showers.