We were just in western New York, taking a look at Elmira. There is a clipper coming, but how does it look now?
At 154ET, Rochester was reporting partly cloudy skies and a brisk south wind. The temperature was 39. There is a swath of overcast just across the Canadian border at the leading edge of an Alberta Clipper that is poised to make it’s way to Western New York by nightfall. A vast system in the Gulf Stream, however, is inhibiting progress, and will ultimately shear the Clipper to bits.
That’s not to say there won’t be any precipitation in the Rochester area tomorrow, as there certainly will be a few flurries tonight through most of the day tomorrow, but the most accumulation they should expect will be about 1″ in an area where they can easily get 10 times as much. The fact that the Clipper is getting folded into the broader system to the east is also good news as it will pull the moisture out more quickly. Saturday morning will be dry, but as luck would have it, in this progressive pattern, there is another wave waiting to wing Rochester with a bit more light snow late on Saturday.
Tomorrow – Scattered snow showers through the day, High 31, Low 21
Saturday, Snow showers early, with a wintry mix late, High 36, Low 22
TWC: Tomorrow – Snow showers early with a chance of lingering snow showers later, High 37, Low 24
Saturday – Cloudy skies, High 41, Low 22
AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy and increasingly windy with snow showers, accumulating an inch or two High 34, Low 23
Saturday – Cloudy and warmer with a couple of snow showers High 39 Low 22
NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of snow showers, mainly before 4pm. Cloudy High 36, Low 22
Saturday – A chance of snow showers between 8am and noon, then a chance of rain showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, High 41, Low 21
WB: Tomorrow – Snow showers likely in he morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Accumulation an inch or less. High 36, Low 22
Saturday – Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the morning, then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Hiigh 41, Low 22
WN: Tomorrow – Windy with Snow Showers Possible High 34, Low 21
Saturday – Mostly Cloudy with Chance of Light Wintry Mix High 41, Low 23
FIO: Tomorrow – Light snow (under 1 in.) until afternoon, starting again in the evening. high 36, Low 20
Saturday – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 40, Low 20
This is a nuisance snow, no two ways about it. Just a little dusting to make the roads greasy, but nothing to cause any school delays or anything fun. Check out the satellite, where you can see the swirl of the first clipper in eastern Canada, and the bright tops of the second one over the Rockies