First Alert Weather: Lake effect snow tonight, but clear for busy Thanksgiving travel Wednesday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Lake effect snow showers become more organized tonight with a wind shift and an upstream connection to Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.

Snow will fall at a moderate clip for a few hours overnight, delivering a coating to a few inches of snow to much of the area. Most of the snow will be pushing south by early Tuesday, but if you’re an early riser, some snow may impact your morning travels. A Yellow Alert is up through Tuesday morning for this lake effect snow. Most of Monroe County will see a coating to an inch or two of snow, with 2-4" possible east into Wayne County, and a coating or so south in the Finger Lakes. Most will have to at least brush off their cars, with some select towns perhaps shoveling their walkways. Snow ends early with some sun returning for the rest of Tuesday.

Thanksgiving Travel: If you’re traveling on Wednesday, the weather couldn’t be better across NYS. High pressure overhead means dry weather and a good deal of sun. So, if anything, sun glare could be your biggest concern! Thanksgiving Day itself will see increasing clouds with a few later day rain showers. Another system will move in Friday into Saturday, with another chance for some lake effect snow Friday night into Saturday. A Yellow Alert is up for this to give you an early "heads up" to pay close attention to the forecast if you have plans that may be slightly impacted.

The forecast into the first week of December remains chillier with several more chances for some minor to modest snow. So, while we don’t have any big storms in the forecast, we’ll likely see a little snow here and there over the next 7-10 days.


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