Syracuse- A pair of storm systems will target Central New York this weekend with rain and snow.
Rain showers will likely be scattered about Central New York Saturday morning as the holiday weekend kicks off. On and off rain showers will continue through the morning.
During the afternoon, the precipitation should become more widespread and heavier as a strengthening area of low pressure passes from the Mid-Atlantic into New England.
With the low to the southeast, temperatures will not get much of a boost from the counter-clockwise flow of air around the low. Temperatures will start the day in the low 30s, rise to the upper 30s during the early afternoon, then fall again by the late afternoon.
After sunset, it should become cold enough for snow to mix with the rain and eventually take over as the primary precipitation type. The snow should end before it can accumulate more than a coating.
Temperatures will slide back into the upper 20s overnight under mostly cloudy, but generally quiet skies.
The cloudy, quiet conditions will continue for most of Sunday as well. Temperatures will change little during the day as winds swing from the west to the north and eventually the northeast. Look for afternoon highs only in the low 30s.
The next storm system will arrive during the late afternoon or evening hours with widespread snow. This snow will be light at first, but may increase in intensity through Christmas Eve.
Heavy snow may fall early Christmas morning before the storm system pulls away, leaving several inches of fresh snow in its wake.
Here is a look at each day’s forecast details:
Morning Lows: Low 30s
Afternoon Highs: Upper 30s
Cloud cover: Cloudy.
Precipitation: Rain, ending with a little snow in the evening.
Winds: Calm early, becoming northwest 5-10 mph with gusts to 20 mph.
Morning Lows: Upper 20s
Afternoon Highs: Low 30s
Cloud cover: Mostly cloudy.
Precipitation: Late afternoon and evening snow possible.
Winds: North turning northeast 3-7 mph with gusts to 15 mph.