A Dry Start To The Week, Slushy Snow Accumulation Likely Tuesday

JAMESTOWN – After our first rodeo with lake effect snow this past weekend, we’re calming things down for Monday before another system squeaks by tonight through Tuesday.
A storm system currently in the midwest will move across the northeast tonight and pass south and east of our region. However with the close proximity of the storm, we will see some impacts from it here in Western New York.
The clouds will begin to thicken up throughout the afternoon hours today in advance of the approaching system. As the system approaches, moisture will feed into the region in the form of rain and snow showers. As colder air continues to filter in, that will change any wintry mix over to all wet snow by the morning hours.

While the snow that falls will be wet, it has the potential to stick and produce some minor accumulations along the Southern Tier. Models in the weather center have been suggesting totals about one to two inches across the western most Southern Tier, with higher totals the further south and east you go, as you get closer to the storms’ center.

Potential also exists for some light lake effect flurries across the hills of the Southern Tier Tuesday afternoon as well after the passage of the system. Those shouldn’t produce too much accumulation, if any.
We will remain the freezer over the next several days as no signs of a pattern change are in the foreseeable future.
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