Polar Vortex Plunges Into Great Lakes Next Week. Local Impacts Bitter Cold & A a Chance of Snow
Polar Vortex Plunge Early Look At Later Next Week
The weather for the next three days will be relatively quiet. Other than temperature fluctuations between cold shots we are going to be snow free. The exceptions in the Northeast will be the lake effect action that will be going on from time to time. For our area other than patchy clouds that are scattered around, skies should clear out. Temperatures will settle in the teens to near 20. Wind chills will be down in the single digits.
Regional radar shows some action going on in Southwestern NY as well as parts of North Central NY. There is an impressive east west band of snow showers across Lake Ontario that continues to move eastward over the Wsame general area north of Syracuse toward Pulaski & Watertown. Snow will wind down on Saturday but could fire up again with the next weak front that will move through Sunday.
Next week brings a brutal arctic air mass into the Northern Plains Great Lakes and Ohio Valley that will move into the Eastern US. An arctic front will move through Tuesday night with rain changing over to snow as the cold air arrives. The big question is whether it comes in with a cheap thrill of a coating to a couple of inches or does it come in with something more as far as snow is concerned. Read more on this at METEOROLOGISTJOECIOFFI.COM or you can download his free updated weather app for android devices which includes zoom radar and local weather conditions.