First Alert Weather: High winds, snow to make for slow Wednesday commute

First Alert Weather: High winds, snow to make for slow Wednesday commute

February 13, 2019 08:56 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- A Yellow Alert has been issued for Tuesday and Wednesday in Rochester and the surrounding area.

On Tuesday morning, Rochester had a burst of snowfall adding up to six inches in Irondequoit.


Throughout Tuesday we saw the transition to rainfall as temperatures rose above freezing.

This complex and dynamic weather setup will make for slick driving conditions through Tuesday night tonight into Wednesday.

  • A winter storm warning is in place for Seneca and Yates counties from 3 a.m. Tuesday through 7 a.m. Wednesday. 
  • A winter weather advisory is in place across the rest of Western New York including Rochester from 3 a.m. Tuesday through 4 a.m. Wednesday. 
  • A high wind advisory has been issued from 1 a.m. through 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday will also be marked by gusty winds on the back side of the low-pressure area bringing us this messy weather.

Gust at times could be up to 48 mph midday before conditions taper off by evening.

A high wind advisory is in place until 10 p.m. Wednesday. Do not expect power outages but winds could be high enough to knock down tree limbs and blow around snow reducing visibility at times. 

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News10NBC First Alert Weather Team

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