Today’s main weather feature will be gusty westerly winds behind the intense storm that brought feet of snow to many places last night. Wind gusts to 55mph in southern areas and 45-50mph in northern areas are expected. The westerly winds will be able to combine residual moisture from the storm with Lake Ontario moisture to create fairly robust upslope snow bands across the mountains. An additional 3-6″ is possible across the higher terrain with lesser amounts in the valleys. Watch for blowing and drifting snow across the northern half of the region where snow was lighter and fluffier. Power outages will be the main concern in southern areas where snow was heavier and stuck to trees and power lines.
Temps today will range from the upper 20’s in the mountains to the mid 30’s along the coast.
Ready for more snow? Hopefully the answer is yes as a clipper system is forecast to move through the area tomorrow into tomorrow night. Accumulations are expected to be on the light to moderate side with 2-4″ a solid first estimate for most areas. Locations along the immediate coast could see less as some raindrops may mix in.
Our next storm after that is on Tuesday when snow and mixed precipitation are forecast.