No real change to our ideas previously outlined with this winter weather event. It’s cold out there… temps in the upper 30s to low 40s at mid day. Temps will hold fairly steady this afternoon as clouds have moved in.
Winter Weather Timeline:
– 5pm to 8pm : wet snow (mixed with rain) begins from SW to NE
– 8pm to 11pm : South of I-84, mostly rain ; I-84 on north, wet snow
– 11pm to 2am : wet snow changing to rain north of I-84
(*Elevations above 1000 feet remain wet snow longer)
– Valley south of I-84:
Temps in the mid to upper 30s may permit a brief period of wet snow, but it’s likely to be just a bit too warm for more than a slushy coating on some grassy areas. Temps will be crucial, so we’ll see as the evening unfolds…
– Valley from I-84 on north:
Temperatures will be generally 32° to 36°, so the wet snow will likely melt on paved surfaces where it falls. If snow rates become moderate to heavy, slushy accumulation on some roads can’t be ruled out. Best chances for accumulation are on grass & unpaved surfaces, where a slushy coating to 2″ are possible north of I-84. The timing of the changeover will need to be watched.
– Elevations above 1000 feet & Catskills:
High elevations are where temps could fall near 30°, & where roads are most likely to be snow covered & icy. Use extra caution in these areas, as 1 to 3 inches of wet snow could accumulate
Milder air at the mid levels and surface will push temperatures above freezing from south to north through the evening. By Wednesday morning, temps are expected to be in the mid to upper 30s almost everywhere, with scattered rain showers through noon. Roads on Wednesday morning should be just wet, and ice won’t be a worry. More updates as the precipitation pushes in…