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The first snow accumulation of the season for some areas of WNY



Rochester, NY – With the change of the calendar, here comes another change WNY weather. A cold front will cross the region from the west to the east by early this afternoon.

Much colder air will flow across the region as a result of the front. Rain showers ahead of the front will transition to lake enhanced rain showers this afternoon.

As the cold air deepens, the lake effect rain showers will change to wet snow showers. As is typical with early season snow, almost all of the accumulation will be in the hills south of Rochester.

The Bristol Hills in Ontario county could see several inches of snow by sunrise Monday and the higher elevations of Wyoming County will likely see 3-5″ of snow by 7 AM Monday morning.

Because of the anticipated snow, Wyoming County is under a winter weather advisory from 5 PM Sunday through 7 AM Monday.

Near Rochester we will see wet snow showers from late this evening through tonight, but any accumulation will be minimal.

It will also be windy this afternoon through tonight with some gusts near 40 mph possible. This will reduce visibility while traveling tonight in any areas where snow is falling.

Also, please be aware that bridges and overpasses will freeze and become ice covered faster than roads surfaces over unfrozen ground. Plan on extra time traveling, especially south of Rochester late tonight.

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