Today: A cold front will push through the area today, with spotty flurries likely through the afternoon. Snow amounts will be around 1 inch or less, with highs in the upper 20s to mid 30s. It will be breezy later this morning and afternoon, with wind gusts between 25 to 35 mph.
Tonight: Some lingering light snow showers or flurries in the evening, with only a dusting of additional accumulation possible. Skies will gradually clear overnight. Lows will be 5 to 15 above zero.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with increasing clouds later in the day, with a slight chance of snow. Highs will be in the 20s to near 30.
Thursday Night: Snow is likely, but not as much as previously estimated. Forecasters estimate 1-2 inches for most of the area, with 2-3 inches in higher elevations, between midnight and 7 a.m., which will impact the Friday morning commute.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light snow. Highs in the lower 30s.
Saturday: Confidence continues to grow for a high impact winter storm this weekend. Snow likely, with highs around 20.
Saturday night: There is a chance for brief freezing rain, but the storm will mostly be snow, which could be heavy at times. A foot or more of snow is possible for parts of Central New York.
Sunday: Frigid arctic air descends over the region with gusty winds sending wind chills to subzero values to round out the weekend.
Monday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day): This stretch of cold weather will likely extend through the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Gusty winds are likely to result in areas of blowing and drifting snow.
Forecasters will continue to monitor the forecast as details become clearer.