Snow amounts for the Finger Lakes Sunday through early Monday

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Snow will overspread the Finger Lakes Sunday afternoon before intensifying this evening.

Snow will overspread the Finger Lakes Sunday afternoon before intensifying this evening.

Widespread Snow Accumulations Sunday Night

A storm system is pushing into the Finger Lakes and will bring widespread snow accumulations to the region, especially Sunday night. Winter Weather Advisories are in place region-wide in anticipation of this system.

Precipitation out ahead of the system is attempting to fall across the Finger Lakes early Sunday afternoon. Dry air in place over the area is keeping this precipitation limited. Still, occasional snow showers are likely during the first part of the afternoon before increasing later in the day.

By this evening, the atmosphere will have more moisture and more support from the storm system and the snow should become steady and heavier.

Snow will persist through much of the night, peaking in intensity from the late evening into the predawn hours.

Dry air wrapping into the system will bring an abrupt end to the precipitation from west to east between 6-8am. As the precipitation ends, a little icy mix is possible.

Total snow accumulations will generally be between 2-5 inches across the Finger Lakes. Some of the higher elevations of the Southern Tier in southwest New York, as well as in Central New York, could see upwards of 6 or 7 inches.

Roads may become slick, especially during the overnight period. The Monday morning commute will likely be sloppy, but conditions will improve later Monday as temperatures rise towards 40 degrees by the afternoon.

Check back Monday morning for a look at the week ahead, including a shot of bitterly cold air and areas of lake effect snow.

Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil has been forecasting the weather in the Finger Lakes region since 2006 and has degrees in meteorology from SUNY Oswego (B.S. with Honors) and Cornell (M.S.) When not forecasting, he can be found working at the local library, making soap, or playing with his two young boys.

2 Responses

  1. John
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    You hit it Drew! Three exactly here which equaled .22. John

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
      Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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      *Happy Dance*

      Thanks for the report, John!