Morning snow is now a distant memory as evening temperatures remain a touch above freezing. We’ll transition from overcast to mostly cloudy skies overnight as precipitation steers clear of WNY. That will set the stage for a great Friday forecast…
Partial sunshine will help temperatures surge toward 50 degrees into the afternoon. Southerly flow will keep on rolling into Saturday, allowing highs to perhaps take a run at 60 degrees. Saturday should remain mainly dry with only a few light rain showers flaring up late into Saturday night. That’s the extent of our “quiet” weather ahead.
Widespread, soaking rain will return Sunday as a frontal boundary slowly pushes through the area. Behind that front, colder air will pour in and start dropping temperatures later in the day. This is the part that becomes more complicated as it’s a race between the colder air coming in & moisture trying to get out. The link up between those two remains murky with significant implications on possible snow accumulation and travel impacts into Sunday night and Monday morning. The most likely outcome, and our current forecast, leans toward a period of wet snow Sunday night into early Monday with generally minor accumulation. Still, this could still produce a few inches of wet, clingy snow (especially at higher elevations) with at least some impact to the Monday morning commute.
Given how dynamic this system, there are options still on the table that can shift this forecast. That goes both ways, essentially killing any chance for accumulating snow or even ramping totals up into a category that becomes much more messy. We’ll be closely following model trends over the next 48 hours and will update accordingly. Stay tuned!
~ News 8 Weather Team