Forecast for Binghamton and the Twin Tiers

July 20, 2010 Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 10:56 PM EST

Lake Effect Snow Advisory: Chenango, Cortland & Otsego Counties until 7pm Thursday.

Tonight: Cold. 30% chance of lake snow north/northeast after midnight. Any additional accumulations will be less than 1-2". Low: 10-15

Thursday: Breezy and noticeably colder with a 40% chance of lake effect snow showers. Lake effect snow could be locally heavy. 2-4” accumulation is possible inside heaviest lake snow; Tr-2” elsewhere. High: 14-20

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lake effect snow tapers toward morning. Additional accumulations will be less than 1 or 2”. Low: 6-11

Forecast By: Chief Meteorologist Howard Manges

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Forecast snapshot:

• Lake effect persists tonight and Thursday before tapering early Friday.

• Monitor lake effect snow forecast; changes could be needed based on snow band orientation.

• Upcoming weekend will be brutally cold; coldest of the winter likely.

• Single digit highs likely this weekend.

• Wind chills this weekend could be as low as 25 to 30 below zero; especially overnight.

• Monitoring potential storm for Tuesday/Wednesday.

Forecast details:

Scattered snow showers are possible this evening. Inside any heavier snow a quick 1-2” of snow could fall. Into the early overnight, snow showers will taper and should develop northeast of Binghamton off Lake Ontario. Overnight lows will range from 10-16.

It will be colder Thursday and lake effect snow is likely north and northeast. Inside the heaviest snow, 2-4” of snow could fall during the day, but outside the persistent snow, a trace to 2” is possible if the snow bands meander a bit around the area. As always, the direction will be critical in determining where the snow bands develop. We’ll monitor this for any changes. Highs will be in the teens to near 20 with gusts reaching 20-25 mph. Lake effect snow will taper Thursday night into early Friday morning as the winds turn more southwesterly. Lows will range from 6-11.

Most of Friday looks quiet with highs in the low to mid 20s. An arctic cold front will cross the area Friday night and temperatures will plummet Saturday. There could be some snow squalls late Friday into very early Saturday as the front crosses the area. Lows drop to around 0 by Saturday morning..

Saturday and Sunday will be bitterly cold. Add in the wind Saturday and wind chills could be as low as minus 20 to minus 30 at times; especially overnight. Some lake effect snow showers are possible Saturday with highs around 5. Overnight lows will drop well below zero and could be as low as -15 to -20. Sunday’s highs will struggle to 10..

The cold will retreat quickly; Monday’s highs are expected to be back in the low 20s. Lake effect snow showers are possible both weekend days. Tuesday needs to be monitored for a potential storm. At this time, if the storm materializes, we look to be in the rain/snow region. We’ll be watching this carefully..

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