Evening showers or drizzle will continue into your Thanksgiving night. As colder air starts pouring into the area, we will start seeing rain mixing over to snow. Continued lake effect snow showers develop overnight into Friday morning. A light coating of snow is possible in spots overnight with totals of up to an isolated 1″ or less possible. Winds will become quite blustery, between around 10-20mph. Temperatures drop to the upper 20s by daybreak Friday, but the brisk winds will drive wind chills down into the teens by morning. Watch for black ice overnight into Friday morning.
Black Friday will be a cold and blustery kickoff to the holiday shopping season. Highs will be in the lower 30s with a brisk wind throughout the day. This will keep wind chills in the teens to lower 20s all day. Scattered snow showers will be ongoing at sunrise and continue throughout the morning. It will be cold enough for snow to accumulate during the day with an additional coating to an isolated inch or two possible under the lake effect snowbands. While widespread slippery travel conditions are not expected, black ice and locally snowy roads under lake effect bands are possible. The chance for a few snow showers or flurries lingers into Friday afternoon. The snow starts tapering off into the night. Skies will be partly cloudy Friday night with continued blustery winds. Wind chills will remain in the teens as lows fall to the mid-20s. A stray overnight flurry is not out of the question, mainly in the northern snowbelt.
The weekend starts off with partly sunny skies. Clouds will increase through the afternoon Saturday as we wait on a storm system to arrive late in the day. Winds won’t be as brisk and temperatures will be a shade warmer with highs reaching the mid-30s. Snow will return into Saturday evening with snow showers becoming likely into Saturday night. We will need to monitor road conditions overnight into Sunday morning. Accumulation is likely and there will be an elevated risk for snowy roads across the entire area into the night. Lows will be around 30°. Snow will continue Sunday morning with the potential for additional accumulation.
Snow will be ongoing Sunday morning, and this storm system may result in slick morning travel conditions. We will be watching the track of this system closely and you will want to stay updated on the forecast as we get a better grasp on accumulation potential. The track of this storm system is something we will be monitoring as we may see a changeover to a rain/snow mix in the afternoon Sunday. That would help limit potential daytime snow accumulation Sunday. The risk for snow lingers into Monday with more lake effect snow developing. There is also a chance for a little more snow Tuesday with continued below average temperatures. The pattern begins to shift Wednesday with temperatures warming back into the 40s for the middle and latter part of next week.
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