First Alert Weather: Scattered lake flakes & mix continues tonight

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A chilly northwesterly wind continues to promote some lake effect overnight and into part of Tuesday. But, much like the past few days, temperatures will be just marginal for any sort of accumulation.

Snow will tend to accumulate to a coating to a half-inch in the higher terrain south of Rochester — the Bristol Hills and Western Southern Tier, and this would mainly be on elevated and grassy surfaces.

Elsewhere, you may have to dust some flakes off your car in the morning. We don’t expect much in the way of any issues on roads, but temperatures will approach freezing, which will lead to a few slick spots where water has a chance to freeze by Tuesday morning. Any lingering lake effect will come to an end on Tuesday, and we’ll see some more sun returning. But, it won’t help temperatures, as we hold in the lower half of the 40s once again.

Milder air will return briefly on Wednesday, with highs in the upper 50s, but, we’ll lose the sun and see a few isolated rain showers. A strong cold front moving through on Thursday will bring a period of rain and temperatures tumbling into the lower 40s by evening. It may be cold enough for a little wet snow in the higher terrain once again, but no snow is expected in and around Rochester. It’ll turn chillier again on Friday, with some local lake flurries, but little to no accumulation.

The weekend: Saturday looks great, with dry weather and some sun, but more clouds and a few showers will return on Sunday. If you plan on traveling or have family or friends who are traveling in the Northeast for Thanksgiving, you’ll want to stay on top of the forecast. We’re keeping an eye on the possibility of a coastal storm early to mid-next week, which may impact holiday travel. At this point, exact timing, location, and precipitation type remain very uncertain, but the potential is there for at least a period of accumulating area-wide snow.

We’ll keep you posted on any changes, and if we do expect the weather to impact Thanksgiving travel.


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