Tonight: Clear and very cold. High clouds increase west to east toward morning. A wide range in temperatures is likely. Low: -7 to 5
Thursday: Becoming cloudy and breezy. 30% chance of late PM snow showers. High: 26-30
Thursday Night: Cloudy with light snow likely. 1-3” for most with isolated 4” amounts possible, especially north and northeast. Low: 23-27
Some high clouds will begin to appear from west to east toward Thursday morning, but with the majority of the night clear and light winds in place, temperatures will be quite low. I expect a wide range in temperatures from about -7 to 5. Clouds will thicken through the day Thursday and I think after about 5pm we could see some light snow showers develop across the area. Highs will be in the mid to upper 20s, possibly sneaking into the low 30s. An area of low pressure will move through Thursday night into Friday and light snow is likely across the area. As far as snowfall it looks like a general 1-3” is likely by Friday morning. There could be a few isolated higher totals, especially north and northeast of Binghamton. Either way, the timing of the snow could produce a slow and potentially slippery commute Friday morning.
A strong cold front will slice through Friday and wind will increase, but temperatures will decrease through the day. Early highs should be in the low 20s, but by the afternoon and early evening temperatures may very well be in the single digits. With a gusty wind, wind chills should be well below zero. This will be monitored. Any of the snow showers could be squally and possibly produce localized whiteout conditions. Overnight lows will plummet below zero in many locations. In Binghamton, I think the low will be around -3.
High pressure will build in Saturday but it will be very cold with highs in the low teens and overnight lows near and below zero. I expect partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies with chills near and below zero at times. Sunday should bring more clouds with highs around 21 and lows in the low single digits. Some late day snow showers are possible.
Monday now looks mostly dry but cold with highs around 12. Lows into Monday night will drop below zero. Next Tuesday could be very cold with highs in the teens and lows near 2.