CORTLAND, N.Y. — A cold and wet low pressure system will bring rain to the region on Friday, with light accumulating snow at higher elevations, ushering in a cold weekend with strong winds.
Here's a look at your forecast for the weekend:
Friday: There is potential for light accumulating snow in higher terrain Friday morning, changing into rain later in the afternoon before mixing with snow Friday night. Temperatures will be noticeably cooler with highs in the mid and upper 30s in central New York.
Saturday: Main concerns remain focused on scattered snow showers and strong winds throughout the day, turning colder Saturday night with the potential for lake effect snow in the Syracuse area. Temperatures will only rise into the mid to upper 30s through the afternoon, with winds becoming sustained around 20 to 25 mph and gusting to 30 to near 30 mph at times. These conditions will make it feel like the mid teens at times, some of the coldest air so far this season. Preliminary snow amounts are 3 to 5 inches through Sunday morning. Temperatures Saturday night will drop into the mid 20s.
Sunday: Highs will only reach into the 30s. Snow showers should break up through the day, and any lingering snow showers or flurries should diminish Sunday night into Monday.
Monday: More winter-like weather, with temperatures trending below average for this time of year. Highs around 40, with some sunshine.
Tuesday: Current model trends suggest a rain/snow mix late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Highs in the upper 30s.
The middle and latter parts of next week are projected to be fairly cold, with a likelihood for lake effect snow showers for at least parts of central New York.