While plenty of sunshine is in the forecast for Monday, a storm system is expected to impact our region Tuesday and Wednesday. The onset of this system (Tuesday afternoon), will see a wintry mix across the Twin Tiers. Periods of light snow, sleet and freezing will be possible during this time. Currently, accumulations looking not too impactful. Valley areas could see a coating of snow, while elevated areas could see upwards to an inch.
As the warm front lifts north, warm air advection will also be coming from the south. This will push our temperatures higher, causing a changeover to all rain Tuesday night. Light to moderate rain is in the forecast. Although the worst of the weather should be over by dawn on Wednesday, few lake-effect showers will remain possible during the morning. Rainfall totals are expected to be near three-tenths of an inch within the Southern Tier, but around a half of an inch through the Northern Tier.
Another element this storm contains is strong winds. Winds are expected to frequently gust over 30 mph Tuesday through Wednesday.