Minor accumulating snow and some slick spots for Friday morning

Our Yellow Alert continues Friday morning for snowy and icy road conditions as the storm system impacting the Northeast continues to develop. You can see updates in this story.


We’ll still see a risk of icy, wintry weather early Friday. Temperatures will hover just above freezing, and snow tapering will significantly limit accumulating snow, but expect a sloppy coating to an inch or two into late Friday morning.

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The snow will tend to linger the longest in the Finger Lakes and Central NY, where another inch or two of snow is possible east on Friday, but impacts on the roads Friday should be fairly minor. Our Yellow Alert will likely expire Friday afternoon. 

The weekend is still looking quite snowy in and around Buffalo, including Orchard Park for the Bills game. An organized band of heavy lake effect snow may dump another 1-2 feet of snow in that area Saturday and Sunday, with little to nothing near Rochester. Parts of Genesee County may pick up a few inches of snow, especially in the western part of the county, with a bit more in Wyoming County.

Looking ahead to next week, we’ll likely see some snow showers off of Lake Ontario Monday and Tuesday, with little accumulation. We’ll be tracking the potential for another late week system next week that could impact travel leading up to Christmas weekend.


Our First Alert Storm Patrol car is live in Route 104 in Greece.

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Closings and Cancellations

You can see closings and cancellations for schools or other facilities here.

Winter driving tips

AAA and RG&E are offering drivers advice to stay safe as we head into this first major snow event of the season.

For starters, slow down. Increase the space between your car and other vehicles around you
and when you use your brakes, turn the wheel so you don’t lock up your car.

AAA also encourages you to make sure you have a snowbrush and ice scraper. Also include jumper cables, a blanket, a flashlight, a shovel, kitty litter, sand, or mats in your emergency kit.


Download the WHEC First Alert Weather app to stay up to date while on the go.

Watch the latest full forecast online.