Snow Shifts North
A storm system passing south of the Finger Lakes late Sunday into Monday is now expected to come far enough north to impact the area.
Snow will begin lightly during the late afternoon hours, between roughly 4-6 PM. The snow may not even reach the ground initially but will do so by the evening.
Steady light snow will persist through the overnight and into Monday morning. The snow will gradually taper off on Monday before ending by the late afternoon.
The snow will have a slight impact on travel conditions, especially on secondary and rural roads. Many primary roads should remain in good shape with even low amounts of maintenance from road crews.
In all, a general 3-6 inches is expected to fall across the Finger Lakes with most areas seeing 4 or 5 inches. The best chance for over 4 inches will be mainly south of I-90 with accumulations of just 3 inches more likely closer to Lake Ontario.
Of course, as is always the case, amounts will vary, sometimes over short distances.
Given that these snow amounts will come over a period of about 24 hours, the amounts are quite low.
During most of the snow, winds will be very light. However, Monday afternoon, a northwest wind will pick up with gusts of 20-30 mph. This could lead to a few areas of blowing and drifting.
Temperatures will hold in the mid and upper 20s from Sunday afternoon through early Monday morning. A rise towards 30 degrees is expected during the late morning before a drop back into the mid 20s for Monday afternoon.
Tuesday and much of Wednesday then look quiet before another weak system possibly spreads mixed precipitation into the area late Wednesday.
Unless the forecast for the snow significantly changes, my next update will not come until Monday morning.
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