The weather has been unusually warm, sunny and snowless across much of central New York City. But that should change on Saturday, as the National Meteorological Service says the probability of precipitation tomorrow is 100% as the snow moves from south to north.
As of Saturday, about three inches of snow is expected. This snow will turn to rain as temperatures gradually rise, starting at sunrise. South of the New York State Thruway into central New York City and continuing along the northern Pennsylvania layer, light snow and ice will begin to accumulate. This winter mix will make the trips slippery and the roads slippery.
While holiday shoppers are expected to head to stores for last-minute shopping, authorities are urging drivers to be very careful when traveling. Road conditions can be unpredictable and change quickly.
The forecast includes freezing rain and snow on Saturday evening. The probability of precipitation decreases slightly, but still hovers around 80%. An accumulation of about an inch is expected.
This risk of snow continues through Sunday, December 19, 2021. Temperatures will drop to two-and-one digits lower on Sunday evening.
Potentially dangerous road conditions aside, no dangerous weather is expected until Wednesday. As with all forecasts, the National Weather Service warns that all forecasts and precipitation totals “are highly subject to change as we get closer.”
According to the National Weather Service, average temperatures for next week are expected to be in the low-20s to mid-30s for most of central New York City, dipping into the low teens overnight.
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