Well, after a long pause in winter, we are now going thorough the fairly well advertised, late month pattern change. The first of many cold fronts swung through the region yesterday afternoon, it switched our flow out of the NW and it have been quite blustry since, our station measured a few gusts over 30mph overnight. We will remain in a NW flow that’s to a large upper level low in Canada, this is helping to reignite some lake effect snow across western NY. As usual we will need to watch for a few rogue snowsqualls and stretched out feeder bands that may bring snow across our northern counties and the Catskills. Remember these squalls can be localized, and quickly cover over roadways.
A series of systems will rotate under this larger upper level low and bring some shots of snow as we head into next week. First being a clipper system for Tuesday/Wednesday. These systems look to lack any real moisture and there impacts on our region look minimal at the moment. Only thing that is certain at this point is that temps will be much closer to normal for the next 7-10 days. What is less certain is if any winter storms decide to use the colder air to their advantage.