Snow will begin in the Finger Lakes after midnight and will be heavy by dawn Tuesday.
Monday Evening Winter Storm Updates
This is Finger Lakes Weather meteorologist Drew Montreuil with the latest winter storm updates as of 5:30 pm, Monday March 13th, 2017.
The major winter storm set to slam the Finger Lakes with heavy snow and wind us starting to take shape over the southeastern United States this evening. A complex merger of multiple storm systems is underway and will develop a significant nor’easter that will move north along the East Coast. Ahead of this system, there may be one or two light snow showers in the western Finger Lakes this evening. Otherwise, it will be the calm before the storm in the Finger Lakes with temperatures falling back through the 20s.
Snow will start to overspread the Finger Lakes after midnight. Between 4 and 7 am, the snow will rapidly become heavy with several inches of accumulation by mid-morning Tuesday. Heavy snow will persist throughout Tuesday with snowfall rates over an inch an hour at times.
By Tuesday evening, much of the Finger Lakes will have anywhere from 10 to 18 inches of snow on the ground. With another 3 to 6 inches falling Wednesday, storm totals will range from one to two feet across the Finger Lakes.
This will be a dangerous, long duration winter weather event. The heaviest snow will be on Tuesday, but the strongest winds will come Wednesday.
I will have continuing coverage of this event throughout Tuesday and Wednesday. As always, send me your questions via email or Facebook and I will be sure to respond as quickly as possible. Also, please be sure to read the blog post from this morning and check back Tuesday morning for the latest.