First Alert Weather: Winter weather with impacts expected tomorrow

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Another cold start this morning, but we will end up milder this afternoon when compared to yesterday. Today, we will see our afternoon highs reach the mid and upper 30s to near 40 degrees.

This is great news for ice lingering on trees and power lines as most of it will melt by days end. We will be stuck under cloudy skies as well, but some sunshine will be possible through the afternoon. Another factor with today’s weather will be the wind. Winds this afternoon will gust between 20-30 mph. So although it will be a little warmer, it will still feel chilly with the windy conditions.

After the brief break from wintry weather today, it returns for Monday. Most of the day Monday looks dry, but after 3 in the afternoon is when we will see our snow roll in from the southwest. We will start off as all snow across our region, and that snow could be heavy at times limiting visibility on the roadways.

Temperatures will also be near freezing which means snow will stick to the roads, creating slick conditions. Impacts will not be widespread, but localized and untreated issues will be possible. Then towards 7 and 8 p.m. is when we will see some sleet mix in across our region. This mixing of sleet will limit our totals, and why we are not expecting the heaviest accumulations. Freezing rain does not look to be much of an issue with this storm, but nearly a tenth of an inch of ice will be possible for areas south and west of Rochester.

Then, we will continue to see the warm weather take over with a transition to rain and snow showers for Tuesday with no additional accumulation. For storm totals, we are expecting the bulk of our region expecting to see between 1-3 inches of snow, with a little more well east and less southwest.