An upper level disturbance passes by today, allowing for snow showers to develop through the afternoon. The threat for possible squalls, or isolated heavy snow showers, will be around through the evening. Visibility may greatly drop in a snow squall, which can make travel difficult at times. No major accumulation is expected from this system as temperatures will be just above the freezing mark.
A break is expected for us Monday as we will be between storm systems. By that point, however, we’ll be watching the next system (another area of low pressure) pulling out of the middle of the country. This system will tap into the Gulf of Mexico so it should have plenty of moisture to work with and will track up through the Appalachians Tuesday into Wednesday. As for precipitation type, the forecast is tricky since temperatures will likely be above freezing, but may be cooler aloft. We’ll be keeping an eye on how things play out as new computer model runs come in.
By the middle of the week, the jet stream over North America will be evolving into a blocked pattern. That means once low pressure makes it into the Northeast it will not be in any hurry to leave. That means you can expect an unsettled pattern over the Northeast and central New York right into the start of March.