First Alert Weather: Rain and wet snow tonight will accumulate in some locations

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — An impressive late-season storm will bring heavy, accumulating snow to parts of New York State and interior New England, with power outages possible due to the weight of the snow.

Parts of eastern NYS could see as much as a foot of snow by the end of Tuesday, mainly in the higher terrain. Locally, we’ll see rain moving in and mixing with/changing to wet snow tonight. The Rochester area will see little more than a sloppy coating of snow on grassy surfaces by morning, with any real accumulation happening in the higher terrain south of Rochester and in the Finger Lakes. Even with this, expect a coating to an inch or two for most locations. Wayne, Ontario, Yates and Seneca Counties are under a winter weather advisory for this minor accumulation. The steady precipitation will taper off by morning, and chillier air wrapping in behind the main low will ramp up the winds, and bring in another round of more scattered rain and wet snow showers. Again, any accumulation will be limited to the highest terrain in the area. Otherwise, it’ll just be a windy, chilly and damp day across the Rochester area. So, will this be a big storm? Yes, for parts of the Northeast. But not for the Rochester region.

Better weather ahead: Conditions improve rapidly, leaving us with a mostly sunny sky and temperatures in the 50s on Wednesday. Thursday will likely see off and on rain showers, as temperatures flirt with 60. We’re still eyeing a significant warm-up starting this weekend. We should be back in the 60s on Saturday with nothing more than a passing rain shower. 70s are likely on Sunday and Monday, before a cold front moves through, bringing rain showers in on Tuesday, and taking away our warmth, at least for a few days.


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