Yellow Alert: Accumulating wet snow Wednesday

Yellow Alert: Accumulating wet snow Wednesday Photo: News10NBC.

Stacey Pensgen
Updated: April 20, 2021 04:00 PM
Created: April 20, 2021 07:04 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Yellow Alert remains up for Wednesday, with snow developing tonight.

The snow will pick up after midnight, and fall steadily through the Wednesday morning commute. The snow may initially have a hard time accumulating on the warmer pavement, but snow falling at a moderate clip through the commute should be able to overcome that, with a sloppy inch or so during the morning rush. Leave yourself a little extra time to brush off your car, and deal with continued snow through the morning drive.

Steady snow will continue through about lunchtime, then break up and become much more scattered. The evening commute will still see some flakes flying, but should have less of an impact.

As far as accumulations go, the highest amounts will be found in the higher terrain south of Rochester, including the hills in the Finger Lakes, and Wyoming County. Outside of these areas, most of the rest of the area will pick up a general 2-4" accumulation, with the higher end of that on grassy surfaces, and only a coating to an inch or two on roadways. A Winter Weather Advisory is up for Monroe, Livingston, Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming Counties from midnight through early Wednesday afternoon.

There are a few factors working against big accumulation, including warm pavement, marginal temperatures and the strong April sun. Because of that, this is a forecast that may need some fine-tuning, so stay tuned and we'll alert you to any changes tonight and on News10NBC Today Wednesday morning.


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