First Alert Weather: Record snowfall for eastern New York, improving weather this week

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The major Nor’easter certainly delivered, with record snowfall in Binghamton, where more 14" of heavy, wet snow fell, leading to thousands of power outages.

Closer to come, the only places we saw some white on the ground were elevated communities. The hills in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier picked up anywhere from a coating to a few inches of snow, with little to no snow closer to Rochester. Rain and snow showers end overnight as the Nor’easter pulls away, allowing high pressure to build in. The wind will also slowly begin to ease overnight.

Wednesday promises to deliver much better weather with an abundance of sunshine and temperatures back into the 50s. Some rain showers and a busy wind return on Thursday, but end quickly, with more sunshine and dry weather on Friday.

We’ve been talking up a nice warming trend this weekend, and that should still hold. The one issue we may run into is cooler air locked in place, especially for our lakeshore communities on Saturday. Warmer air will be firmly in place by Sunday and Monday, with highs in the 70s expected both days. Enjoy it, because we may see another shot of cooler air by the middle of next week.


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