More snow is on the way for many cities around the Great Lakes this weekend. This comes days after a recent storm dumped more than a foot of snow across some western New York cities.
Six to 10 inches of snow is on the way for some localized communities this weekend across upstate New York where a winter storm watch remains in effect.
Winter alerts have been extended into Michigan in anticipation of the snow.
The eastern United States has been in a fairly active pattern over the last couple weeks. A dip in the jet stream has opened the freezer door for the Arctic air to spill in from Canada leading to below average temperatures. It also sets the storm track right over the Great Lakes region. This is where a string of weak storm systems will pass through this week, each delivering light snow.
A weak disturbance will pivot through the Northeast Friday, sparking snow showers over the Great Lakes and parts of Upstate New York.
Scattered lake effect snow showers will continue into Saturday before another quick moving storm rolls through.
The combination of lake effect snow and a few quick storm systems will allow snow to accumulate several inches in spots this weekend.
The higher snowfall totals will fall downwind of the Great Lakes on the east/southeast sides of the lakes.
Bone-chilling air has remained parked over the northeast.
A shift in the pattern will begin late next week for the eastern United States. This will be the start to a warmer stretch as we near the holidays.
The week of Christmas will likely feature below average temperatures for the west, while the southeastern U.S. will likely experience above average temperatures.
For WeatherNation – Meteorologist Nick Merianos.