SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) – The Easter Bunny brings snow for some Sunday mornings, possibly more widespread sunshine will develop. But it will be a rather windy and cold holiday!


Easter Sunday this year will be exceptionally cold and windy. We can also expect flurries, compliments from Lake Ontario and a trough of low pressure swinging in mid to late morning. The reason for the gusty northwest winds, 10-20+ mph, is due to the strengthening of the low pressure area moving up the Atlantic coast.

We will see the sun develop through the afternoon as high pressure builds later in the day, but don’t let that sun fool you. It will still be cold with highs only warming up to the mid 40s during the afternoon.

That said, if you want to do the Easter egg hunt outdoors, we recommend doing it in the afternoon rather than the morning. Just dress warm as the wind chills will be in the high 20s in the morning and mid 20s to mid 30s in the afternoon.


The high pressure rises on Sunday night, calming the winds and clearing the sky. This sets us up for a freezing night with lows expected to dip into the 20s to near 30s.


It’s a sunny and frosty start to the new week as many return to work and school, but the clouds rise rapidly during the afternoon with rain showers likely developing between 5 p.m. and around 8 p.m.

This rain could at least mix with snow for many, including Syracuse later Monday night, and will likely turn to snow Monday night over the CNY Hills, especially near and east of I-81.

Depending on the trajectory of a northeast development from Monday night to Tuesday, at least some of us might wake up Tuesday morning needing the shovels/ploughs. Stay tuned for updates.