A Coastal Storm This Weekend? Rain And Snow? No!!!

Coastal storm? Nor’easter? Just the mention of those words draws sighs and “eye rolls” from upstate New York natives. But to hear that there might be one on the last full weekend in October is enough to drive even the most hardiest Central New Yorker nuts!

Well get ready cause the makings of a coastal storm is currently brewing to the south of us. According to the National Weather Service, the odds are increasing that a storm will develop in the Carolinas, will track up the East Coast, and drag moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Willa with it! 

A half an inch of cold rain could hit Central New York Saturday and Saturday night. With temperatures in the low 30s, it will be quite raw out. According to Accuweather meteorologist, Carl Erickson, there could be “several inches of very wet, heavy snow” in the higher elevations.

There is still a lot of uncertainty in the exact path of the storm, amount of rainfall, and whether it brings in cold air from the Northwest. So, if the storm stays away from the coast, it might actually bypass Central New York. Let’s hope that happens! Stay tuned to you local weather stations!

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