First Alert Weather: Minor snow accumulation on Monday and significant storm on Friday

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Breezy and cold with flurries are in store for Monday morning.

We’re watching some lake effect snow moving south in the afternoon into the evening hours off of Lake Ontario. This may bring a coating to an inch of snow and a few slick roads for the evening commute.

There will be quiet weather on Tuesday and Wednesday. A significant storm is likely to develop Thursday into Friday for the Great Lakes and northeast.

Yellow Alert is up for Friday as a heads up to pay attention to the end of the week forecast. This storm will bring numerous issues.

Initially, some wintry mix may develop Thursday PM/EVE and then change to rain as warmer air moves into Rochester into Friday morning.

A powerful arctic front will move by during the day Friday and turn rain over to some snow as high winds may develop as temps plunge with some accumulations likely. Very cold weather into the weekend with local squalls and lake snow for Christmas Eve.

Air travel may be disrupted on Friday for all airports from Chicago into the northeast. Any change in the track and strength of this storm may have big impacts on the amount of snow we get so stay tuned to News10NBC for the latest updates through the week.


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