First Alert: Winter returns this weekend with snow and wind

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) – Winter weather with cold, wind, and snow is expected to return this weekend. So make sure that you haven’t put away your winter coat and snow brush.

Before the winter weather makes an appearance across our region, seasonable and unsettled weather is expected over the next two days. A few isolated rain showers will be possible this Friday. Heavy rain isn’t expected, but a few isolated light rain showers are expected throughout the day.

Also, after a bit of sunshine his morning, clouds will overtake the region for an overall overcast afternoon ahead. Temperatures will also be a bit cooler than yesterday with highs this afternoon stuck in the mid-40s.

Colder air will continue to filter in as low pressure sits to our north this weekend. Temperatures will be in the mid-40s to start the afternoon hours on Saturday, but with the constant northwesterly flow. We will see them come down into the 30s during the afternoon.

Winds will be blustery on Saturday too which means the wind chill will drop and drop into the 20s by the evening hours. We will also be unsettled with a few rain showers to start Saturday before the cold air transitions them over to snow showers.

No accumulation is expected by Saturday night.

Snow showers will continue through Sunday and into early Monday afternoon. Snow showers may be heavy at times with limited visibility and slick roadways as temperatures will be in the 20s Sunday and Monday.

By Monday afternoon, snow totals will be up to an inch or two across the region with areas in the most persistent snow bands seeing around 3 to 4 inches of snow. We will also be on the windy side Sunday and Monday which means wind chills will be a factor once again.

Wind chills Sunday afternoon will likely be in the teens before dipping into the single digits by Monday morning. Wind chills remain a factor through Monday and into Tuesday morning as breezy conditions will again make it feel like the single digits Tuesday morning.


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