Lake Effect Snow Warning: Today is cloudy and rainy, with brisk winds out of the south that can gust over 40 mph. Today’s widespread rain eventually moves from the west to the east this evening. Winds will increase and gust between 40 and 50 mph. Although occasionally, winds could surpass 50 mph in some locations east of Lake Ontario. Except for Jefferson and Lewis, every county is now under a wind advisory. This afternoon, there are High Wind Warnings in force for Jefferson and Lewis Counties, where wind gusts could reach 60 mph!
On Wednesday, temperatures will briefly rise into the 40s and 50s before the cold front this evening. Winds from the west will blow in the aftermath of this cold front, allowing lake-effect snow to accumulate east of the lakes. East of Lake Ontario, the lake-effect snow that is more significant will form. From Wednesday evening through Thursday evening, a Lake-Effect Snow Warning is in place for Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, northern Herkimer, and Hamilton Counties.
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For northern Oneida County, a winter weather advisory will be in force from Wednesday evening through Thursday. In particular, for areas of the Tug Hill and the central Adirondacks, there is a chance that a foot or more of snow might accumulate in the most persistent lake-effect bands east of Lake Ontario.
Snow showers are possible from the Thruway and other southern locations outside the central band east of Lake Ontario, with some action coming in off Lake Erie. Otherwise, expect a bitterly chilly start to December, with highs only reaching the 30s and wind chills on Thursday reaching the teens and 20s. On Friday, calmer conditions with highs in the 40s are expected.