Forecast Discussion 1/29/19 AM: Snow showers continue through the day with gusty winds

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AVERAGE HIGH FOR JANUARY 29TH: 33°

AVERAGE LOW FOR JANUARY 29TH: 15°

TUESDAY SUNRISE: 7:24 AM    

TUESDAY SUNSET: 5:18 PM

Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Bradford and Tioga (N.Y.) counties until 1 a.m. Wednesday as snow may cause difficult travel. Wind Chill Watch begins Wedneday morning through Friday morning for Tioga (Pa).

A low pressure system over Michigan lifts north and east Tuesday morning, bringing a cold front to the area. The first round of snow moves east and through the I-81 corridor by mid-morning with a slight break from the snow during midday for the Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes. The chance for snow showers continues throughout the day, but the heaviest snow occurs in the afternoon and evening hours. The heaviest amounts will be for areas east of I-81. A secondary low pressure system rides up north and east along the frontal boundary which may help the system stall out over the I-81 corridor. Areas of Bradford, Tioga (P.a.), and Tioga (N.Y.) counties may see around 2-5″ of snowfall from early Tuesday through early Wednesday morning. Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties expect more of a trace up to 2″ in higher elevations. Winds turning from south to west 10-20 mph. Wind gusts of 25+ mph also possible. High temperatures Tuesday, top out in the mid-30s.

Lingering light snow showers are possible Tuesday night into Wednesday. Westerly winds will be anywhere from 5-15 mph. Very cold arctic air follows behind the passing cold front, dropping temperatures to the single digits heading into Wednesday morning.

An arctic front crosses the region Wednesday, dropping temperatures and wind chill values. Weak shortwaves keep the chance for light snow showers in the forecast for mid-week. Strong winds also continue and may create blowing/drifting snow. High temperatures Wednesday top out near 10 degrees and wind chills anywhere from 0 to -20 degrees. Low temperatures Wednesday night near -10 degrees, and wind chills anywhere from -15 to -30 degrees. Dangerously cold wind chills continue for Thursday, along with a chance for stray snow showers. High pressure brings mainly dry weather for Friday and Saturday. Temperatures warming up into the weekend.

TUESDAY: CLOUDY. CHANCE SNOW. WINDY

HIGH: 35  

TUESDAY NIGHT: PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE SNOW

LOW: 6

WEDNESDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE LINGERING SHOWERS. GUSTY

HIGH: 10     LOW: -8

THURSDAY: PARTLY SUNNY. STRAY SHOWERS POSSIBLE. WINDY

HIGH: 9   LOW: -4

FRIDAY: PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE SHOWERS

HIGH: 17   LOW: 0

SATURDAY: PARTLY SUNNY.

HIGH: 26    LOW: 15

SUNDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE LATE DAY SHOWERS

HIGH: 42   LOW: 34

MONDAY: CLOUDY. CHANCE RAIN

HIGH: 44    LOW: 33

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