First Alert Forecast: Winter Will Stay in Western New York This Week

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Lake effect precipitation was off and on most of the day for Western New York.  In the immediate Rochester area, it was a combination of rain and wet snow showers with no real accumulation.  However, the higher elevations southwest of Rochester did see a whitening of the ground.  More lake snow showers will be likely tonight with a small accumulation possible by morning.  Then an area of two low pressure systems will move into the northeast and bring us another opportunity for a more widespread snowfall later Tuesday night into early Wednesday.

Tonight with marginal temperatures, look for passing rain and wet snow showers early.  No accumulation expected for this evening.  Then as it gets colder overnight with Lake Ontario snow showers developing after midnight.  A small accumulation is possible in Wayne County by the morning with a coating to an inch possible east of Rochester.  Monday may bring a few lingering lake flurries early.  Otherwise some breaks of sun possible for the afternoon.  The high temperature in the upper 30s.

Tuesday will bring mainly cloudy skies and it will be dry for most of the day.  The high temperature near 40 degrees.  However, an area wide snowfall is likely later Tuesday night with a slushy 1 to 3 inches possible by morning.  The low temperature near 33 degrees.  Wednesday and Thursday will produce more rain and wet snow showers.  Again, the temperature for both days will be within a few degrees of 40.

It appears the winter-like weather will not relent for the remainder of the week with chilly temperatures and occasional snow showers expected right into the weekend.

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