First Alert Forecast: February comes to an end with another blast of winter weather

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Today we only managed a high temperature in the upper 20s with occasional snow showers.

Some of these snow showers and flurries will linger in the evening, and it appears the unseasonably cold weather will stay with us for the last few days of the month of February.

An arctic cold front will overspread all of Western New York for Sunday. It should be mainly dry for the early morning, but this strong front will bring occasional bursts of snow by midday. Look for short periods of very poor visibility and rapidly changing conditions on area roadways. These episodes of snow will be accompanied by gusty winds which may gust in excess of 35 to 40 miles per hour. Look for extensive blowing and drifting snow which will add to the poor visibility in the open areas, especially on the north-south roadways. However, any new snow accumulation will be limited to just one to two inches of accumulation by Sunday evening. Lake effect snow will be off and on into Sunday evening with maybe another inch or two for the overnight. The temperature will rise into the low 30s during the day, but fall during the afternoon and eventually drop to near 10 degrees by Monday morning.

A ridge of high pressure will arrive for Monday which will shut down any additional lake snow. Look for breaks of sunshine for Monday afternoon with less wind. It will still be very cold with the high temperature in the low to middle 20s. As this high pressure moves east into northern New England on Tuesday a weak area of low pressure will cross the great lakes. This will bring moderation to the weather with noticeably milder temperatures on Tuesday as the temperature will be near 40 degrees. This should be mild enough to bring a passing rain or wet snow shower. Since Tuesday is the first day of March, we could say that maybe March will come in like a lamb.

Unfortunately, any warmth will not last with the colder weather set to return Wednesday and Thursday. Look for the temperature to fall into the 20s and 30s with occasional flurries for both days.

Stay tuned for updates on the forecast from the News10NBC First Alert Weather Team.

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