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Continued light snow shower activity through Thursday

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Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of isolated snow showers. Winds: NW 10-15 mph, High: 31 (29-34)

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with a 10% chance of lingering snow showers early, otherwise quiet. Winds: WSW 4-8 mph, Low: 23 (20-26)

Friday: Cloudy with a 70% chance of snow showers. High: 36, Low: 17

Forecast Discussion

Winds will be back out of the northwest for Thursday, even becoming breezy at times. This will develop lake effect snow showers, so continued snow activity is likely. This quick shift doesn't last long however, as lake effect snow showers will wrap up Thursday night when winds turn back out of the southwest. A wind shift like this one usually signals an approaching storm, and that's what we have Friday. A clipper out of Canada will arrive in the late morning to early afternoon Friday, pushing right across the Twin Tiers. Snow showers will return to end the week, staying fairly consistent, though a heavy burst of snow is possible along this system's cold front. An additional 1-3” on top of already fallen snow could be seen by Friday night from this clipper, depending on your location.

For once, the weekend forecast looks to be the quietest two days of the next seven, with a cold high pressure moving in. Lows dip to the teens Friday night, with highs in the upper 20's Saturday under partly cloudy skies. Sunday we jump all the way into the upper 30's with increasing clouds, as another storm approaches and builds in warmer air ahead of it.

This next storm looks to be a decent one, but again temperatures are going to spike into the 40's by the time it arrives, meaning mainly a rain event both Monday and Tuesday. One thing to watch will the how fast the rain falls, combined with any snow melt, because of the response on local rivers and streams. Colder air and lake effect snow quickly returns on the back side of this storm for next Wednesday.

Damon Matson

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