Christmas Day Snow Followed By Frigid Temperatures
Rochester, NY- A fast moving storm system that swept across WNY this morning, guaranteeing a 'White Christmas' for WNY, but also some travel slow downs as well.
Much of the region had between 2-4" of snow Saturday from a fast moving storm system. A fresh couple inches fell across much of Monroe County Sunday night into Christmas morning with some higher amounts west of Rochester.
As this storm system continues to move east of Rochester Monday afternoon, much colder air will pour into the region.
It will be cold enough for lake effect snow, the initial target area for steady lake snow Monday night into Tuesday appears to be Wyoming County. Snow totals may reach or exceed 1-2 feet in Wyoming County from Sunday evening through Wednesday evening in the most persistent lake snow bands.
At this point all of WNY is under a winter weather advisory from through 8 PM Monday primarily for blowing and drifting snow. Wyoming County is under a lake effect snow warning through 6 PM Wednesday.
The coldest stretch of weather since February 2015 will arrive for Tuesday and beyond with each day failing to get out of the teens for afternoon high temperatures. Nighttime low temperatures may reach 0 or colder by Wednesday night. Wind chill values will be sub zero Monday evening through Tuesday.
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