Lake Effect Snow in October Possible For New York State
After a brief warming trend over the last few days, we're back into a cooling pattern across the State of New York.
Temperatures will be anywhere from the low 40's to high 50's on Saturday and Sunday, however, the weather will warm up again by early-to-mid next week.
But as we know here in this part of the country, especially for those in Western and Central New York, the weather in October is never a guarantee and we could possibly see the first significant snow of the season in the coming days.
The National Weather Service says a cooling pattern will arrive in the middle of the month here in New York State that will deliver us the coldest shot of weather since last winter and be below average for this time of year.
In fact, the National Weather Service says that some long-range models suggest that those regions in the lake effect snow belts will see their first accumulating snowfall of the season...yes, in October.
This cold front will impact, not just New York, but the entire northeast and will make October feel more like late November.
We have to wait and see if this cooler October, which we are about to get, will either lead to a milder winter or lead to another brutal winter that features plenty of bitter wind chills and lake effect snowstorms.
Until then, try to enjoy the fall temperatures this weekend and the brief warmup next week. The weather will turn by the time we get to next Thursday, which could lead to a very cold rain and potential snow for regions of the state.