The fickleness of February's weather will be on full display the rest of this week in the Buffalo Niagara region.
Snow❄️. Single-digit cold⛄️. Sunshine☀️. Freezing rain❄️☔️. Wind?. Three days in the 40s⭐️⭐️⭐️. Rain showers☔️. Then, more snow❄️.
Today, the ❄️snowfall❄️ continues.
It won't be nearly as measurable as Tuesday's record-setting synoptic snow, but up to an inch of fresh snow associated with an approaching cold front today could be just enough to grease up area roadways, forecasters warn. The temperatures will remain seasonable around the freezing mark during the day.
Tonight brings a return to ⛄️frigid cold⛄️. After the cold front passes, high pressure will build in behind it, eliminating the cloud cover that blankets in any residual warmth. That will allow for a quick cool-down. Temperatures will plunge from abut 26 degrees at 5 p.m. to 12 degrees by midnight and down to a forecast 6 degrees around dawn Thursday.
Thursday will bring ☀️sunshine☀️, but cooler than normal conditions with high temperatures only in the lower 20s under light winds.
Then, another storm system approaches Thursday night into Friday bringing warm air with it. That will result in a dramatic increase in temperatures from a low of 12 degrees about midnight all the way up to near 45 degrees by mid-afternoon Friday. With it, a wintry mix consisting of snow showers and sleet is expected between 3 and 4 a.m. Friday, forecasters say. That will be followed by chances for freezing rain and sleet after 4 a.m., freezing rain before 10 a.m. and than a chance for straight rain showers after 10 a.m. Friday, the forecast shows.
The ?winds? will ramp up Friday morning, gusting out of the south at 30 mph by 9 a.m. They'll pick up and remain breezy -- with gusts between 30 and 40 mph -- through about 7 p.m. Friday, forecasts show.
The southerly flow, generated by a clipper system crossing Québec, will usher a southwesterly flow of air into the region for the weekend. It will keep things on the warm side Friday evening and it will remain breezy. Overnight temperatures will only drop to 39 degrees and will go back up into the mid-40s on Saturday with ☔️rain showers☔️, according to the forecast.
The forecast shows a chance of rain showers before 2 a.m. Sunday. Overnight temperatures will drop into the mid-30s.
Sunday will bring the third straight day in the 40s. The National Weather Service forecast calls for "a chance of snow showers before 9 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., then a chance of rain showers after 10 a.m."
Chances for ❄️snow showers❄️ return to the picture overnight Sunday into the start of the work week on Monday.