Forecast Discussion: 1/16/19 AM

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AVERAGE HIGH FOR JANUARY 16TH: 33°

AVERAGE LOW FOR JANUARY 16TH: 15°

WEDNESDAY SUNRISE: 7:33 AM    

WEDNESDAY SUNSET: 5:02 PM

A mainly dry start to Wednesday morning with chilly temperatures in the 20s. A few flurries linger in portions of central New York but the Twin Tiers stays mainly dry for the morning hours. An approaching cold front combined with moisture from the Great Lakes, brings a chance for snow showers Wednesday afternoon into the evening hours. Snowfall of a dusting-0.50″ possible, highest amounts staying in the Southern Tier. Winds will be breezy, out of the west/northwest 10-15 mph, gusting up to 25 mph at times. High temperatures for today will top out in the mid to upper-30s.

The chance for flurries may linger into the overnight, otherwise skies begin to clear allowing temperatures to fall near 10 degrees. Winds remain out of the northwest, anywhere from 0-10 mph.

An area of low pressure brings the potential for a few inches of snowfall Thursday night into Friday. Snowfall accumulations of 2-4″ possible into Friday, which may make for a slick commute for the morning. Highs Thursday in the mid to upper 20s, then into the 30s for Friday.

A stronger storm system moves through this weekend bringing the potential for heavy snowfall. An area of low pressure strengthens over the southern plains and tracks into the region Saturday night into Sunday. Snowfall starts Saturday afternoon and continues through most of Sunday heavy at times. The heaviest snowfall will take place Saturday night for the Southern Tier. Freezing rain and sleet and icy conditions is more liekly for the southern portion of northeast Pa. Gusty winds may cause blowing and drifting snow Sunday with dangersouly low wind chill values. Plenty of moisture with this system and actual track plays a role in how much snowfall we will see. Keep this in mind if you have any plans to travel this weekend. Keeping an eye on this system throughout the next few days.

WEDNESDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE SNOW SHOWERS. BREEZY

HIGH: 38  

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: FLAKES MAY LINGER, THEN LATE CLEARING

LOW: 10

THURSDAY: TURNING CLOUDY. CHANCE LATE PM SNOW

HIGH: 29    LOW: 22

FRIDAY: CLOUDY. CHANCE EARLY SNOW CONTINUES. P.M. CLEARING

HIGH: 37     LOW: 16

SATURDAY: CLOUDY. SNOW RETURNS 

HIGH: 27   LOW: 13

SUNDAY: CLOUDY. SNOW CONTINUES. WINDY

HIGH: 20   LOW: 0

MONDAY: PARTLY SUNNY. FLURRIES MAY LINGER EARLY. BREEZY

HIGH: 17  LOW: 3

TUESDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS

HIGH: 25  LOW: 7

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