First Alert Weather: Snow Wednesday, gone by Friday

First Alert Weather: Snow Wednesday, gone by Friday Photo: News10NBC.

Stacey Pensgen
Updated: April 20, 2021 04:08 PM
Created: April 20, 2021 04:06 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — We still have a late season snowfall in the cards for the entire area on Wednesday.

Snow will begin to move in overnight and become steady by the Wednesday morning commute. A Yellow Alert remains up for the timing of the steadiest, and heaviest snow, and the potential impacts on your morning. This isn't a major snowfall, but all of us will likely need to brush off the car on Wednesday.

Snow will have a harder time accumulating on roads, as the pavement is warm, and initially, the snow will melt on contact.

Eventually, snowfall rates should pick up enough to overcome that. Still, the highest accumulations will occur on grassy surfaces and communities in the higher terrain south and west of Rochester. This is where a 4-6" accumulation is possible. Elsewhere, many of us will see a general 1-3", maybe up to 4". Again, this would be on grassy surfaces, with just a coating to an inch or two on roads.

The snow becomes much more scattered into the afternoon, with less of an impact on the evening rush. It'll become cold enough for some lake enhanced snow overnight and early Thursday, but little additional accumulation is expected. Thursday will be a cold and windy day, with wind gusts 30-40 mph making 40 feel more like the 20s. 

We're looking nice Friday and into the start of the weekend, with sun and 50s returning on Friday, and 60s on Saturday. Sunday will be the wetter weekend day, with morning rain tapering into the afternoon. 

Looking for warmer weather? It is looking more likely we may rise well above average with 60s and possibly 70s by the middle of next week. Stay tuned.


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