Concerns are growing for icy conditions this weekend
Saturday: Clouds early give way to sunshine. High: 24-28
Sunday: 100% chance of wintry mix, rain and/or snow. Icy conditions expected. Freezing rain/sleet: 0.05 to 0.15″ for most of the area. A few spots toward the Catskills could see 0.20″. High: 34-37
Lake effect snow ends early Saturday morning and the winds will relax a bit. Some sunshine returns for the afternoon.
A low pressure located way up near Hudson Bay and Quebec brings the likelihood of freezing rain/sleet Sunday morning into around midday. Conditions could be icy Sunday morning into the early afternoon depending on how long any icy precipitation falls. Freezing rain/sleet could accumulate a few hundredths of an inch to perhaps 0.15″. Reminder: ANY amount of ice is slippery. Please monitor the forecast this weekend for updates.
True Arctic air arrives later Monday and brings the coldest air we’ve seen this winter. Some weak lake effect flakes are possible early Monday with highs near 21. Temperatures plummet to near and below zero Monday night. Tuesday highs will only make it into the single digits. Some higher elevations may not reach 5 degrees. Overnight lows into Tuesday will be near and below zero.
Highs moderate Wednesday and Thursday back into the mid 20s and low 30s by Thursday and Friday.