More rain and more ice jams

Latest storm tracking forecast from meteorologists Steve Caporizzo, Tim Drawbridge and Rob Lindenmuth


AT THE LATEST on Thursday evening/Friday Storm. Heavy and widespread snow looks very likely at this point. First glimpse of snow accumulations.

A flood alert remains in effect for the Mohawk Valley, most of the Adirondacks Park, the North Country and all of Vermont…. melting snow with precipitation…. and the amount of ice left on rivers, streams and streams…. means continued concern about ice jams….

Surface analysis shows that we are following the incoming system…. the rain tonight will ease to showers overnight…. MUCH COOLER air out the back of this system is coming on Wednesday…. setting the stage for the potential (any) blizzard arriving Thursday night – Friday….

The Futurecast shows a VERY strong cold front moving in early Wednesday morning…. could be a lingering downpour then…. maybe a snow shower / showers in the afternoon….

Early day highs in the Tri-Cities will be in the lower 50s…. could be lower 60s south-southeast of Albany….

A BIG difference between now and Thursday…. partly sunny for Thursday…. the clouds that arrive later in the day are the precursor to the snow storm that arrives from Thursday evening to Friday morning…. highs in the 20s and under 30s….

Cold air sets in in time for the next system – Thursday night through Friday…. Only question at this point… the moment of primary depression…. transferring its energy to the secondary/coastal system….

Dale D. Schrum