NWS: Winter Weather, Wind Advisories blanket FLX

Winter isn’t quite over yet.The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory, as well as a Wind Advisory for most of the Finger Lakes — as a blast of unseasonably cold weather is set to bring the area subfreezing temperatures through mid-week. Forecasters say snow will develop throughout the Finger Lakes later this afternoon — with 2 to 6 inches of snow accumulating altogether. The Winter Weather Advisory begins for most between 5 pm Saturday — and will run through 11 am Sunday. The snow will begin from west to east — during the mid-to-late evening hours and may briefly fall heavily during the overnight hours.Most of the snow should wind down by Sunday morning — ending in the Western Finger Lakes by dawn, and ending in the Eastern Finger Lakes by mid-to-late Sunday morning.The National Weather Service says that the biggest impacts from this blast of winter weather will be the accumulating and blowing snow, which will lead to reduced visibilities and snow covered, slippery roads. Counties included in the Winter Weather Advisory are: Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Yates, and Wayne.

The Wind Advisory runs from 2 am to 2 pm Sunday with sustained winds between 25 and 30 mph expected. Wind gusts during this period will be between 45 and 50 mph with some areas seeing gusts over 50 mph.Strong northwest winds will be developing from west to east overnight Saturday — and will continue through the afternoon hours before diminishing. Temperatures will hold steady in the 20s tonight — and may reach the low-30s by Sunday afternoon. However, with winds blowing strongly out of the northwest it will feel considerably colder than what the actual air temperature suggests.The Wind Advisory is in effect for the following counties: Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Monroe, Ontario, Onondaga, Tompkins, Schuyler, Seneca, Yates, and Wayne. The entire Finger Lakes is blanketed by this advisory, though, so check out the complete list of advisories in the links below. Weather Briefing from the National Weather Service in Binghamton:Links to Winter Weather/Wind Advisories:Western Finger LakesEastern Finger LakesReports from Social Media:

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