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How much snow is coming? Winter Weather Advisory active for Finger Lakes, Central New York

Get ready for some snow.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the entire region, ahead of an area-wide snowfall event that will be one of the more-significant of the season.


It won’t mean for impossible travel, nor will it mean snowfall being measured in feet – but the entire region should see a solid 3-6 inches of accumulation from this one.

Snowfall totals from the system itself, which is moving west-to-east, will be south of I-90. North of that, there will be some lake enhancement, which will kick up accumulation totals in places like Cayuga, Wayne, and Monroe counties.

Counties shaded purple are in a Winter Weather Advisory. Credit: NWS.

When will travel be the most-difficult?

Snow will build into the Finger Lakes and Central New York during the afternoon hours. The earliest onset will be in Livingston and Steuben counties, building northeast from there. By 3-4 p.m. most of the region should be seeing snow.

That will continue, becoming moderate to heavy at times, through the evening commute and into the overnight hours. This is when the brunt of the snow will fall.

The evening commute will be the one that is most-challenged by the snow. Again, this isn’t anything that those who have called Upstate New York home cannot handle.

Give yourself an extra 10-15 minutes on the road if you’re headed out this evening. Snow will taper off Saturday morning across the entire region.

What’s the latest from the National Weather Service?

Follow along below with the latest from the National Weather Service.