Despite previous forecasts calling for significant lake-shaped snow in Western New York this week, it looks like we won’t be having a white Thanksgiving at all.
According to the National Weather Service, the area is likely to see rain midweek, but conditions are expected to dry out in time for Turkey Day.
good news! The latest forecasts from our partners at @NWSBUFFALO And @ualbany Indicates no lake effect snow later this week. Instead, rain is expected midweek and then drier conditions on Thanksgiving. Check out the latest briefing from the NWS below ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/RvFWfYPwtW
– Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) November 19, 2023
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A low pressure system will bring rain to western New York late Tuesday into early Wednesday, followed by the arrival of cold air late Wednesday into Thursday.
A brief wintry mix is possible Tuesday across the Southern Tier and North Country.
“Conditions are no longer expected to be favorable for lake-effect snowfall,” according to an NWS briefing.
The weather should not impact holiday travel, which was a previous concern of Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Thanksgiving Day will be partly sunny with temperatures in the low 40s.
Expect dry and cold weather to start and end the week on Monday and Friday.