Any linger flakes off the lake will dissipate this afternoon slowly but surely, as high pressure builds in & squashes them out. Little to no accumulation will occur for most this afternoon, but another inch or two will be possible in the most persistent snows up near the lake & off to the west of Rochester. Temperatures will be inching back through the teens for the rest of today.
Tonight will be quiet & cold with lows between 5 & 10, but rising some late under a partly to mostly cloudy sky. A clipper will then race through with a quick coating to an inch or two expected to fall for all on Tuesday. The clipper will be followed by a reinforcing shot of Arctic air & some lake snows across the Northern & Eastern half of Wayne County & portions of Genesee & Wyoming counties will probably also pick up some accumulating lake snows New Years Eve night into New Years Day morning.
Late New Years Day into Wednesday night an area of low pressure moving into the Ohio River Valley should spread an area wide snow over us that will persist into Thursday. The BIG question is how much snow will fall? At this point, it's hard to say, but it appears likely that an accumulating snowfall is a distinct possibility. It's just a matter of how & where these two systems come together, & how strong the main storm gets near the Northeastern coast??? So yes, a lot of questions still to be answered...Stay tuned over the next few days as we sort things out & as new information becomes available to us here at News 8. Either way it will turn bitterly cold with highs in the teens & 20s through Thursday & may not even make 10 for a high come Friday with brisk winds making the chill feel that much worse!
Have a great day & stay warm bloggers!