First Alert Weather: Lake snow tapers tonight, more on the way next week

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Lake effect snow from Lake Ontario will slowly wind down overnight, with most spots seeing less than 1" of additional accumulation.

Parts of Wayne County may pick up a few inches by Saturday morning as the last of the flakes end. Otherwise, it’ll be a cold night with temperatures dropping into the single digits outside of any lingering lake flakes. Saturday will feature a mostly sunny sky, with some high clouds moving in during the afternoon and evening ahead of our next system. This will reintroduce a wintry mix to parts of our area by early Sunday morning, mainly south and east into the Finger Lakes.

Any sleet/freezing rain should be short-lived, with temperatures rising briefly into the 40s, before dropping back quickly following a cold front. Rain showers will be the primary precipitation type, before changing over to some snow showers later in the afternoon and evening. If you’re going to the Bills game in Orchard Park on Sunday, dress for the elements—meaning a little wind, a little rain, and some flakes.

A big chill will arrive early next week, with an arctic front dropping south on Monday. This may be accompanied by a burst of snow, then lake effect Monday night into Tuesday. The pattern suggests accumulating lake effect snow in Wayne County, possibly Monroe County, and the western Southern Tier, but it is too early to talk amounts. The coldest air of the season will also move in, with highs in the lower teens on Tuesday, lows in the single digits and wind chills below zero.

A Yellow Alert is up for Tuesday for the lake snow and harsh temperatures, but that may need to be expanded into Monday, depending on the arrival of the lake snow.


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