First Alert: Snow tapers, but more cold this week.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Mother Nature delivered our biggest snow in about a year and a half for much of the Rochester and Finger Lakes regions.

We picked up anywhere from a foot to a foot and a half of snow from the monster storm that blanketed much of the Northeast and even Southeast with snow. The main snow has moved out, but we’ll still be dealing with a minor additional accumulation of lake enhanced snow and some blowing snow. Winds will be gusty through the first part of the overnight, creating some drifting in yards and onto roads. We’ll see a little localized lake snow into early Tuesday morning, but expect little additional accumulation.

Tuesday will feature some sun returning by the afternoon, but another shot of chillier air. Wind chills will drop into the lower single digits tonight and early Tuesday. We’ll briefly warm into the upper 30s, maybe flirting with 40 by Wednesday afternoon, but this will be short-lived. A fast moving clipper will zip by, bringing a few snow showers, followed by another shot of much colder air for Thursday and Friday. Lows will drop into the single digits and close to zero, and highs hold in the teens for the end of the week.

Another coastal storm?: our attention turns to the chance for another storm to potentially move up the coast by this weekend. At this early vantage point, the storm misses us to the east, hitting the bit cities once again. However, it does bear watching, as these storms tend to trend west, which may bring another round of snow into play for parts of our area. We’ll keep you posted. But for now, we have no First Alert Weather days in the forecast. Stay tuned.

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