First Alert Weather: Lake snow Tuesday morning
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Lake effect snow will develop Monday evening and Monday night with accumulations likely by the morning commute Tuesday for parts of the viewing area. With that, the First Alert Weather Team will keep the Yellow Alert in effect for the region as slippery conditions and snow covered roads will be possible.
Lake effect will develop and possibly turn heavy at times late Monday night and into daybreak Tuesday morning. The greatest threat for accumulating snow will be for the lakeshore counties of Orleans, Monroe, and Wayne. Also, Finger Lakes counties of Ontario, Seneca, and Yates counties will have a good chance to see accumulation through Tuesday.
Accumulation will likely be light, but some localized areas under the most persistent band could see near 6" of snow. Lake effect snow will likely continue through the morning hours before beginning to taper during the afternoon.
High pressure to our south will dictate when lake effect shuts down as it will switch the winds from a northwesterly direction to a southerly direction. We will also remain breezy Tuesday with gusts near 20 MPH, this means that blowing and drifting of snow may be a problem during and after lake effect ends. This will create localized limited visibility on area roadways.
Stay tuned for the next update coming this evening with Meteorologist Glenn Johnson and on Monday and Tuesday with Meteorologists Rich Caniglia and Stacey Pensgen.
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