Here in Central New York, are we looking at the possiblity of snow mixed with rain this weekend? EyeWitness News Chief Meteorologist Rachael Witter weighs in. 

The National Weather Service out of Buffalo is reporting a piece of the polar vortex could dip as far south as the lower Hudson Bay. That would push cold air into Upstate New York on Monday night. In theory, that could generate lake effect rain, and possibly snow.

"We can look forward to our first real shot of cold air of the season during this period," the weather service's Buffalo said in its daily forecast discussion. "This will virtually guarantee that temperatures will drop to below normal levels, and could very easily result in the first measurable lake effect snow of the season."

Here in Central New York Rachael reports that the weather for this weekend, and the beginning of next week will be cold, but normal for this time of the year:

Yes, it will be some of the coldest air of the season. But this whole season has been so far above average that this really only takes us to about average, or ever so slightly below average for this time of year.

When it comes to snow, Rachael is saying we won't be building snowmen anytime soon:

It will rain and potentially be heavy, but temps in the 50s in the afternoons and above freezing overnights isn't conducive to snow. The most this area would get out of this is maybe a few wet flakes mixed in in some of the higher elevation spots such as the Adirondacks, and hills of Otsego county.

Get ready for rain, and better luck next time on the snow.


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