Travel Monday morning dangerous as snow and wind slowly taper

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Snow and wind will continue to cause near white-out conditions across the Finger Lakes Monday.

Travel conditions will remain dangerous, especially Monday morning, as snow continues to fall and the wind continues to blow.

White Out Conditions Monday Morning

It is a dangerous morning to be traveling around the Finger Lakes due to moderate to heavy snow and strong, gusty winds.

Near white-out conditions are ongoing across much of the Finger Lakes due to the combination of snow and wind. Snowfall rates in some areas are exceeding one inch per hour while wind gusts are pushing over 40 mph.

if at all possible, stay off the roads this morning.

Conditions will only very slowly improve through the morning and into the afternoon hours.

The snow will gradually taper off to some snow showers by the midday hours. The eastern Finger Lakes will likely hold onto the snow the longest, thanks to Lake Ontario.

The wind will be slower to dissipate, with gusts over 30 mph continuing into the afternoon.

By this evening, all snow should have ceased and the wind will become much lighter.

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Weather Not As Active This Week

The weather will give the Finger Lakes a bit of a break for the remainder of this week. It will not be perfectly quiet, but the weather that does occur should have low to minimal impacts.

Monday night and Tuesday will be quiet as a narrow wedge of high pressure slides in behind the storm, which will be pushing out to sea today. Winds will turn around to the southwest by Tuesday morning ahead of the next weak system.

Winds will turn around to the southwest by Tuesday morning ahead of the next weak system. Combined with a little bit of sun between clouds, and high temperatures Tuesday should push towards 40 degrees.

Rain and snow showers will move back in Tuesday night and for much of Wednesday. Most of this precipitation will be light and a scattered. Highs Wednesday will be in the mid and upper 30s.

That system will move off the coast of New England and strengthen, bringing some cooler air and lake snows back into the area. High temperatures Thursday will be in the 20s with the best chance for snow over the eastern Finger Lakes.

The snow will taper off early Friday and, at this point, a stretch of calm weather looks to persist into the weekend.

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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.