Forecast Discussion 2/6/19 AM: Chance freezing rain Wednesday

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AVERAGE HIGH FOR FEBRUARY 6TH: 34°

AVERAGE LOW FOR FEBRUARY 6TH: 16°

WEDNESDAY SUNRISE: 7:15 AM    

WEDNESDAY SUNSET: 5:28 PM

*The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 4 PM Wednesday for Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Steuben, and Yates counties.*

Moisture builds into the area Wednesday late morning through the afternoon. Skies turn cloudy in the morning with a chance for freezing rain by late morning/midday. Freezing rain tracks west to east. Temperatures begin near freezing at first. Areas of higher terrain have the best chances for freezing rain along with areas to the east of the I-81 corridor. This may create a light glazing of ice on untreated surfaces. Total ice amounts will mainly be under a tenth of an inch for areas in the valley. Drive carefully and allow extra time to reach your destination. Any precipitation turns mainly to rain for the afternoon as temperatures warm above freezing, near 40 degrees. Winds will shift out of the south, anywhere from 5-10 mph.

Spotty rain showers are possible Wednesday night with skies remaining mostly cloudy. Overnight lows remain in the upper-30s heading into Thursday morning. Winds remain light out of the southeast, anywhere from 0-10 mph.

Lingering rainfall is possible early Thursday morning, then a brief lull is expected through the afternoon as the Twin Tiers stays mainly dry. Another area of low pressure developing starts to make an impact late in the day Thursday. The chance for rain increases Thursday evening into the night as a warm front lifts through the region. Highs Thursday to near 50 degrees. Rain likely Thursday night and lows near 40 degrees. Total rainfall from Wednesday through Thursday under an inch. Localized flooding may be a concern, especially near small streams and creeks. Also, there is potential for ice jams with snowmelt and rainfall runoff causing rivers to rise and possibly break up any remaining ice that may jam downstream.

Low pressure lifts north and a cold front drags through the region Friday. Rain turns to snow as temperatures drop through the afternoon. Highs Friday in the mid to upper 40s, then to near 20 degrees for overnight lows. A seasonable weekend ahead with a chance for flurries early Saturday.

WEDNESDAY: TURNING CLOUDY. CHANCE FREEZING RAIN/RAIN MIX

HIGH: 41   

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY

LOW: 34

THURSDAY: CLOUDY. P.M. RAIN LIKELY

HIGH: 49   LOW: 43

FRIDAY: CLOUDY. RAIN TO SNOW SHOWERS. 

HIGH: 47    LOW: 17

SATURDAY: CHANCE AM FLURRIES. MIX SUN AND CLOUDS. 

HIGH: 30  LOW: 13

SUNDAY: PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE LATE NIGHT SNOW

HIGH: 34   LOW: 20

MONDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE SNOW

HIGH: 36     LOW: 23

TUESDAY: CLOUDY. CHANCE LIGHT SHOWERS

HIGH: 40   LOW: 29

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