NWS: Whiteout conditions possible overnight as lake effect picks up
It’s going to be cold and snowy through the night and morning.
Parts of the region will see upwards of 4-8 inches of new accumulation between now and morning. While others will see just 1-3 inches of new accumulation.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Monroe, Wayne, and Cayuga counties.
It’s lake effect snow and will deliver changeable conditions throughout the night. If you’re taking to the road – use caution, and plan for extra time.
Bands of lake effect snow will run across the region – dropping from the north. Meanwhile, temperatures will crater to single-digits.
By morning, wind chill readings will be well-below zero. If you’re heading out in the morning – make sure to be bundled up.
The National Weather Service says the biggest issues with travel across the region will be the whiteout conditions inside these bands. Winds will gust inside these bands – creating difficult road conditions, given the cold temps.
Quick Weather Resources
A band of heavy #LakeEffectSnow will impact the northern #FingerLakes this evening with widespread lake effect behind the squall. Snow will continue into Thursday. https://t.co/YMOkdo4EBS#FLX #twithaca #ROC #SYR #NYwx #UpstateNY #FLXweather #Fingerlakesweather #weather
— Finger Lakes Weather (@FLX_Weather) December 18, 2019
Reporting in. Can't get a good measure
Guess 4 inches of fluffy. Currently.
Still at a good rate. 17° wind picked up. pic.twitter.com/cAYXXZtcxf
— Ed Traphagen (@Trapper51) December 18, 2019
— Mark McLean (@Wxandgardenguy) December 18, 2019
— @SheriffSpike (@sheriffspike) December 18, 2019