In addition to the heavy snow, the wind will pick up with the arrival of an arctic air mass blowing and drifting the snow in addition to producing bitter cold wind chills falling below zero by early on Wednesday. Places along and just north of I-80 will see the largest impact from late effect snow with some isolated spots, especially just off the lake, seeing totals up to 5 inches.
- Localized lake snow redevelops Thursday.
More snow for Western New York is on the way starting tonight and into tomorrow.
A winter storm watch will be in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday for Jefferson and Lewis counties. Highs on Tuesday will struggle to make it into the mid-20s for many, and Wednesday will be colder still, with thermometers topping out in the teens across most of Upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania. Erie, Pennsylvania, and southwestern NY, as well as spots south of Lake Ontario, including Rochester and Syracuse, are where model guidance is dumping the heaviest accumulations.
Winter weather advisory issued for Wednesday in central Wisconsin
Travel will be very hard within the intense snow bands. The wind chill may possibly reach minus 3 degrees by evening.
The big story will be heavy lake effect snow on the backside of this clipper. 20 the way it looks now.
Snow will become lighter by Wednesday night and continue into Thursday before tapering off into flurries by the weekend.
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