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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Burst of heavy snow will drop across Finger Lakes, then lake effect machine kicks up

Winter is making its presence known in the Finger Lakes and Central New York.

The National Weather Service is expanding a Winter Weather Advisory, which now includes more counties in the Finger Lakes and Central New York.


Here’s how the next 24 hours will play out, according to the National Weather Service:

– Through the 9 o’clock hour a band of heavy snow will accompany a cold front dropping across Lake Ontario. Snowfall rates could exceed 1-2 inches per hour. However, this heavy snowfall will only last in any one location for an hour or two.

– Through the overnight hours lake effect bands will cross the region- dropping the heaviest snow in Cayuga, Wayne, Monroe, and parts of Northern Seneca counties in the Finger Lakes. Areas southeast of Lake Ontario in Central New York will also see heavy snowfall.

– Once the snow wraps up it will usher in the coldest night and day of the season so far. Wind chills will be well-below zero when you wake up in the morning. In fact, the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory because of it.

Check out the latest from the Storm Trackers Team by clicking here. Visit the FingerLakes1.com Weather Center for the latest forecast information, too.



lake effect snow warning and winter weather advisory map of finger lakes and central new york

Here are the latest active weather alerts in the Finger Lakes. Counties shaded in purple are in a Winter Weather Advisory for possible heavy lake effect snow. Areas directly east of Lake Ontario are in Lake Effect Snow Warnings.



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