Areal Flood Watch issued January 21 at 7:47PM EST expiring January 23 at 7:00PM EST in effect for: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming
Areal Flood Watch issued January 21 at 11:31AM EST expiring January 23 at 7:00PM EST in effect for: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie
Areal Flood Watch issued January 21 at 11:31AM EST expiring January 23 at 7:00PM EST in effect for: Allegany, Cayuga, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming
Areas of Fog will thicken tonight, and may become locally dense, especially in the southern tier. A few spotty light showers Sunday night will be followed by a couple of periods of better organized showers for parts of a mild Monday, hastening the thaw. Ahead of a cold front, more widespread rain will cross the region later Monday night, bringing the possibility of some problems with ice jams. Tuesday will be windy and turning colder in the afternoon. Scattered showers may mix with a little snow in the afternoon, and turn to all snow by or during the early evening. As slightly Below Average temps return for midweek, a WNW flow may bring some lake effect snow to the hilly terrain on Tuesday night and Wednesday, with minor snow showers elsewhere. The seasonably cold temps hold into Thursday ahead of another moderating trend starting Friday into next weekend.
Over the next couple of weeks, there will be more Pacific than arctic air crossing our part of the country, with a couple of chilly "shots" but no deep freeze comparable to those earlier in the month. For those who like to plan further ahead, there are indications in extended range guidance that a return to a longer term harsher Wintry pattern will arrive as we get closer to around February 8-10th.