First Alert: East Coast Storm Continues to Bring WNY More Snow and Wind

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Deeping low pressure continues to move up the east coast with significant challenges for Western New York. The area wide snow, which brought several inches of accumulation last night, has transitioned to a localized Lake Ontario snow. This in conjunction with bitter cold, strong gusty winds and blowing snow will make it seem like the middle of winter for this Saturday evening.

This tonight will continue to bring winds gusting in excess of 35 to 40 miles per hour. This is creating some poor visibility, especially in the open areas with extensive blowing and drifting snow. In addition, occasional lake effect snow will continue off Lake Ontario with new snowfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches possible. The temperature will fall into the middle to upper teens and wind chills will be running near zero. As a result, the News 10 NBC First Alert team will continue a yellow alert for this evening.

Sunday will bring a few breaks of sunshine early with more clouds and snow showers by the afternoon. It will be another unseasonable cold day, but much less wind is expected. The high temperature will only be in the low 30s.

A ridge of high pressure will then builds across the southern states for Monday. This will bring some much needed relief to the cold weather. You can expect partial sunshine with a high temperature near 50 degrees on Monday. Then a series of weak fronts will arrive for Tuesday with just a few passing rain or wet snow showers possible. The temperature will lower into the low 40s. This should be just a temporary set back to the temperature as the mercury will rise to near 50 degrees again on Thursday and possible into the middle 60s for St. Patrick’s day!

Stay tuned to New 10 NBC Frist Alert for the latest updates on the forecast.