UPDATED SNOWFALL TOTAL MAP:
CHIEF METEOROLOGIST SCOTT HETSKO WILL HAVE ANOTHER UPDATE ON THE SNOWFALL FORECAST LATER THIS AFTERNOON &/OR EVENING, IF NECESSARY.
After several inches of snow fell Wednesday night into early Thursday due to a deformation zone and some lake enhancement across Northern & Western Monroe, Eastern Orleans & Northern Wayne counties, a steady accumulating snow will continue from the storm right through early tonight. At times the snow could become heavy this afternoon & early tonight, which will likely make for a rough late afternoon & evening commute with some blowing & drifting due to winds increasing a bit too. It appears the jackpot for this storm will be across the aforementioned areas with 16 to 20" a good bet thanks to lake enhancement & more concentrated lake snows tonight into Friday morning, while the rest of the area north of the Thruway should pick up 10 to 16" & about 6 to 12" for the rest of the viewing area with a bit more in spots across the Finger Lakes.
The other big story will be the bitterly cold temperatures & dangerously cold wind chills developing late today & especially tonight into Friday morning. Temperatures will back there way into the single digits later this afternoon & evening & ultimately rest down around 0 later tonight & early Friday with wind chills dipping to -20 to -10 for much of tonight & Friday morning. Those same nasty winds will also cause some significant blowing and drifting snows through the period. Come Friday afternoon winds will begin to ease & snow should be ending for most with some sun developing.
A much milder weekend is on tap, with even some sun Saturday, but once again things could get interesting later Sunday into Monday with another storm riding up an Arctic cold front. Stay tuned...