Overall the impact will not be that severe, but snow overtaking the Finger Lakes and Central New York regions will be enough to complicate the upcoming commute.
Call it a nuisance. Despite the fact that the National Weather Service has activated a Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Warning- the reality is that travel will not be impossible throughout the morning.
Plan for a little extra time on the roads- and conditions will be manageable. By evening, snow showers will turn back to rain- and conditions will vastly improve Wednesday.
Here’s the latest from the Storm Trackers Team
– Bill Boggess, Storm Trackers Team Forecaster
Awareness Alert for Hazardous Travel: Nuisance weather expected, some level of caution needed.
A complex winter storm will bring light snow to the northern portion of the area overnight with total snow accumulation ranging from 1″-3″ to as much as 2″-4″ possible across portions of Eastern Monroe, Wayne, Northern Cayuga, Northern Ontario, and Northern Seneca Counties. Due to the atmospheric temperature profiles, this looks to be a rather wet and heavy snow. Winds will be picking up overnight and may gust from the west at 30 mph at times Tuesday. With the wet heavy snow and gusty winds, a few isolated power outages are possible. Slippery roads will be possible later tonight and into Tuesday morning so plan on a little extra time to reach your destination. Temperatures moderate into the 40s later Tuesday which will allow any remaining snowfall to change to scattered rain showers bringing an end to all this mess.
Summing up the mess
Rain showers changes to snow overnight and continues Tuesday morning. Overall accumulation is manageable but slippery roads will be possible. Plan on allowing extra time to reach your destination for the Morning Commute!
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