New Year’s Eve Flakes in the Forecast

Posted at 11:53 AM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 13:52:35-05

A few flakes are flying today, but unlike the other day, we’re experience just snow.  After a lack of the wintry precip, we’ll see the lake effect machine turn back on just in time for the ball to drop.RPM 1 (9)

Plan on snow showers sticking around in some fashion the remainder of today.  As we head into the evening, winds will switch more out of the west, directing most of this snow into a lake effect fashion.

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Areas along U.S. 131 and westward will experience the bulk of these snow totals this afternoon.   Totals will be lucky to get up to an inch, with most areas just receiving a dusting at best.  There may be a few slick spots on less traveled roads, so keep that in mind for this evening’s commute.

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For the final day of the year as many people will go out and celebrate in some fashion, the lake effect snow machine looks like it will turn back on, throwing a wrinkle in the forecast for tomorrow night.  Snow showers will develop in the evening and roads have the potential to become slick with the temperatures in the mid to upper 20s.


Just three hours before midnight, temps will remain steady in the mid 20s with snow showers falling in many areas, especially along and west of 131.


A few snowflakes may get into your bubbly as the ball drops at midnight.  If you’re doing the celebrating indoors (which a majority of you are,) you’ll stay nice and warm as wind chills will be in the teens!

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Expected total snowfall by Friday morning looks to be up to 3 inches in some of the heavier lake effect snow bands.  Bottom line: if you’re headed out on New Year’s Eve, be safe!  Roads may become slick, especially if they’re not the main thoroughfares.  Minor travel impacts are expected.  For the latest:  Have a safe and happy New Year!