First Alert Weather: Month of March coming in like a …?

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Today, we had a good reminder that the winter season is far from over here in Western New York.

An arctic front has pushed across Western New York and in the process produced a quick burst of snow. This brought some poor visibility at times, but the actual accumulation of snow was limited to less than an inch. In addition, the combination of gusty winds and the falling temperatures will bring the winter chill into the teens and single digits. Tonight lake flurries and snow showers will be off and on, but any additional accumulation should be limited to an inch or less. The temperature will eventually fall to near 10 degrees by morning.

The last day of February will bring the small chance of a lingering flurry for the early morning and then clouds should give way to partial sunshine. There will be less wind to contend with, but rather cold with the temperature only rising into the low 20s. Moving ahead to mid-week, several so-called fast-moving clipper systems be moving across the great lakes. Initially, this will bring moderation to the weather. The News 10 NBC First Alert meteorologists expect the temperature to rebound back into the low 40s on Tuesday. There will be a chance of brief rain or wet snow shower for this first day of March.

Wednesday and Thursday the mercury will lower into the 30s and 20s. Most of the time you can expect just passing snow flurries, but there will be a better chance of more persistent snow showers Wednesday night. Any snow accumulation should be limited to just an inch or two. A ridge of high pressure will build in across the northeast by Friday and Saturday. This should bring fair skies and mainly dry weather. The high-pressure system will move east and produce a more southerly wind heading into next weekend. You can expect the mild weather to make a return with readings on Saturday near 40 degrees and by Sunday we could push 50 degrees!

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