Lake snow and winter’s chill will continue into early this week

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Winter has returned across Western NY and the Finger Lakes as many of us are waking up to cold and snowy conditions. Scattered lake effect snow showers will continue through the day Sunday.

The bulk of the action will persist towards Wyoming County and areas south of Batavia today before lake effect develops this evening along the lakeshore. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Wyoming County until tomorrow morning, along with Winter Weather Advisories for Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, and Seneca counties until tomorrow morning as well.

Lake effect snow at times today and tonight will limit visibility on area roadways and create a few slick spots as temperatures remain below freezing. Lake effect snow will linger into Monday morning before tapering off by the early afternoon hours. When it is all said and done, most of our region has the chance to see near 2" of snow, but areas south of Batavia will likely see 2"-5" of snow. Not only will the lake effect snow be a weather story, but the wind chills will be one as well.

Winds right now are on the breezy side and will remain on the breezy side with gusts near 30 mph through today. Air temperatures will be in the mid and upper 20s on Sunday, and with the breezy conditions, we are expecting wind chills to be in the teens throughout the day. We will only get colder form there also. Wind chills Monday morning will be in the single digits and near or below zero for many as a shot of Arctic air moves in. The bitter cold feels continue through Monday afternoon with breezy conditions and afternoon highs in the low 20s. Another cold start is expected on Tuesday, but conditions will improve as thee winds will be much calmer.

After a cold start to this work week there is promise as temperatures will make their way back to the 40s and into the 60s for Thursday! Unfortunately, the warm weather does not last that long a slow pressure will drop our temperatures into the 40s once again for next weekend.

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