Most roads remain very slippery Tuesday morning as snow falls on top of last night’s ice.
Storm Winds Down
The heaviest precipitation from the winter storm impacting the Finger Lakes is over. However, it will likely continue to snow through much of the daylight hours today.
There may be some times during the course of the day when the snow mostly stops, only to pick up again later on.
Most of this snow will be light, but some bursts of moderate snow are possible as bands develop within the greater area of light snow.
By this evening, precipitation should end across the entire area.
Accumulations throughout the day will add another 2-4 inches of snow on top of the snow and ice that has already fallen.
Travel conditions will remain poor. What the region did not get in snow, it got in ice. This has made roads extra slick, so please use extreme caution this morning and do not be deceived by the lower snow amounts.
Temperatures will remain locked in the low 30s throughout the day.
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As expected, this storm walked the fine line between temperatures a hair above and a hair below freezing.
This time, the warm air just barely won out early on, and much of the heaviest precipitation fell as ice.
While this was not the official forecast, it should not come as a surprise to anyone, as I did my best to make that possibility very clear and very real. This is just one of the differences between Finger Lakes Weather and other weather sources.
There is so much to learn from this event, both for meteorologists and the public, that I may do a more thorough write-up of it tonight or tomorrow.
Please continue to be safe today, and let me know what you are seeing on the roads and in your yards as far as snow and ice. Your reports are always an invaluable source of information!