It was a wintry commute for most in the Finger Lakes and Central New York on Friday as daylight broke. Most alerts and advisories will be expiring in the coming hours, but travel issues will persist in local areas.
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Latest forecast information from the Storm Trackers Team
Alert Type: Awareness Alert for Hazardous Travel
Timeline: Active through 12 p.m.
Overall Impact: Moderate
Update by Joshua Pan
As of 6:30 a.m., the heaviest snow/sleet is winding down from west to east. Many roads remain lightly coated with snow and slush, making travel slow but not unmanageable. Road conditions should improve over the next few hours as precipitation becomes patchy and road crews have a chance to clear fallen snow. If you are traveling this morning, leave extra time and take it slow. It appears that snow totals for most will end up on the lower end of our forecast range across the area for a few reasons. First, sleet mixed quite far north in Ontario, Yates, and Seneca Counties for much of the event. Second, the moderately heavy snow bands that did cross the region were a little bit less robust than expected. Finally, dry air is moving in a bit faster than expected this morning, with plenty of gaps already showing up in the radar.