Sunday night FLX snow squall will pack a punch

For those commuting through the Finger Lakes through Tuesday, the National Weather Service has issued a series of warnings and hazardous weather outlook that will get everyone involved in the latest round of winter action. Starting late-Sunday the National Weather Service is warning Finger Lakes residents to be mindful of a heavy snow squall, which will dump a quick 1-2 inches. While the squall will be brief in nature — likely only lasting between 30-60 minutes — the nature of the squall will mean that like last week — conditions will go from clear and quiet, to near-zero visibilities in minutes. The National Weather Service said that as this squall passes through travel will quickly become dangerous and is discouraged given the short-term nature of the event. They advise waiting the squall line out, which will bring significantly colder air into the region, and doing all necessary travel before or after it passes.Behind this Arctic front the winds will again turn up out of the northwest, setting up for another significant lake effect snow event. The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Watch for Monroe County, with 7 to 13 inches of snow possible through Tuesday morning.For those living in Wayne and Cayuga counties, the confidence of the snowfall is higher and Lake Effect Snow Warnings have been issued. For those living north of the New York State Thruway in those two counties, anywhere from 11 to 22 inches of snow can be expected through Tuesday morning. Visibilities are expected to fall significantly, and near whiteout conditions will again be possible in the most-persistent bands of lake effect snow.The snowfall isn’t going to be the only punch that this blast of winter weather packs. The National Weather Service has also pointed out that with winds throughout the region running anywhere from 25 to 35 mph through Tuesday — after the Arctic front passes — wind chill values on Monday afternoon and Monday evening could drop as low as -15.Remember to send pictures of the weather in your hometown or tag us on Facebook and Twitter. We would love to share the winter weather scenes from your area. Check back at FingerLakes1.com for the latest news and weather updates as another round of winter weather slams into the region.For the latest local forecast and live radar images visit the FingerLakes1.com FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center.

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