The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from meteorologist Matt Mackie:
Two bands of lake effect or lake enhanced snow showers have set up across the state of New York this morning. One of them, coming off of Lake Erie, extends about 300 miles to the Capital District. Many of us saw a quick burst of snow just before sunrise and may have a coating on the ground right now.
The second, more northerly band is coming off of Lake Ontario. As of writing, it extends into the western Adirondacks. But as the morning goes on, it will shift to the south – into the Mohawk Valley, where some spots could wind up with several inches to a half foot. Some snow will pass through to the Capital District and even western New England, but totals will be less impressive. A coating to an inch or two, at most.
it will also be extraordinarily windy, with gusts up to 45 or 50 miles per hour at times. A wind Advisory has been issued for much of the area through 10 pm. Unsecured objects will be blown around, and a few falling branches may lead to isolated power outages.
Monday starts cold, but temps are back into the low 40’s by the afternoon. It will still be breezy, but less so than Monday. Tuesday looks bright, with mid 40’s returning and sticking around through Thanksgiving Day.
Black Friday and the following Saturday have the potential to be messy, with rain and snow in the valleys but more solidly snowy conditions in the higher terrain.