Yellow Alert: Potential for the first snow of the season brings Yellow Alert

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The cold air is set to return to Western New York.

The News10NBC First Alert Weather Team has issued a yellow alert for Monday night and early Tuesday, as lake snow will likely be developing. This will not be a steady snowfall, but rather off and on bands of lake snow coming in off of Lake Ontario. Any accumulation will likely be in the range of one to three inches by morning with the greatest likelihood of accumulating snow located in towns east of Rochester.

The yellow alert will continue into Tuesday morning as the lake snow showers will continue, but any additional accumulation should be limited to another inch or less. As with any first snowfall of the season, travelers should plan on extra time to reach your destination. If you are traveling along the New York State Thruway there could be some additional snowfall heading east to near Syracuse.


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