Tonight will feature a spray of snow showers across CNY with localized bursts and bands of heavy snow (snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour at times). Travel conditions will vary from town to town and hour by hour but the heavier snow will make for hazardous conditions with snow covered roads and reduced visibility. Within the most persistent snows tonight, 3 to 6 inches of new snow is expected, especially getting into parts of Oswego, Cayuga, Onondaga and Madison Counties. Localized higher amounts of 6 to 9 inches are possible but mainly for the Tug Hill.
After seeing temperatures bottom out in the 10s and 20s, we won't end up doing much better on Thursday with highs in the 20s and wind chills in the 0s and 10s. The cold will be accompanied by additional snow showers and squalls and then things should start to quiet down heading into Friday.
Any leftover flurries or snow showers Friday morning will end and these quieter conditions look to hang on for the weekend. The trade off on Friday is that it'll be even colder with highs in the 10s and we'll only manage to top out near 20 degrees both Saturday and Sunday.