Yellow Alert: A few hours of rough weather Wednesday afternoon with brief heavy snow, cancellations for Thursday start to come in

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — After a quiet early Wednesday morning, some snow will increase from south to north across the region by midday with a coating to an inch.

Some heavier snow will develop after the lunch hour with a quick accumulation of 3-5″ through 5PM. Most of the accumulation will be from Monroe County and for communities west of Rochester. 

As a result, there is a winter storm warning for Monroe, Orleans and Genesee counties until 10:00 PM for Wednesday evening. Even though this will not be a major storm, the snow will fall just hard enough to bring snowy road conditions, and our Yellow Alert, for a few hours leading into the evening commute.

School and business closings for Thursday are coming in: Local school districts and organizations have started to announce closings for Thursday in anticipation of the winter storm.

You can see a list of closings here. If you’re a school or organization that wants to post a closing on our website, you can do so here.

Drier and slightly milder air will arrive after 5PM and the heavier snow will quickly end and just some light mixed precip will fall into the evening hours with little additional accumulations on Wednesday night.

We need to watch Thursday morning as colder air moves back into the region we may see some snow at times tomorrow with another 1-2″ possible Thursday. Stay tuned to News10NBC for the latest on the arrival of the heavier snow this afternoon. 

Alex Bielfeld live report at noon from the News10NBC Skydeck:

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