Written By: Scott Hetsko
UPDATED FORECAST WITH NEW SNOW MAP
The region is now under a Winter Storm Warning through early Friday as low pressure will track just South of the area over the next 36 hours. Although the air will be almost TOO cold for good dendritic growth on Thursday night, persistent NE wind off Lake Ontario will pump up snow amounts in the metro area.
A solid 8-12" likely for most in Monroe, Northern Wayne and Orleans counties. Lighter tallies will be found Southwest but the higher elevations of the Finger Lakes may see up to a foot of snow as well.
BITTER cold air and strong winds will make it feel near or below zero from later Thursday into early Friday morning. The cold air will limit the effectiveness of salt so roads will likely remain snow covered and slick throughout the period.