NWS UPDATE: Snow expected to cause headaches during commute

Forecasters say there is a little snow coming tonight and that it could cause some minor headaches for the Monday morning commute.

It won’t be whiteout conditions. It won’t mean 20 to 30 inches of snow. It won’t even be enough snow to warrant any “winter storm” or “lake effect snow” warnings – like we saw a couple weeks ago.

During the overnight hours forecasters say that a quick blast of snow will impact the region, leaving anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of the white, fluffy stuff in it’s wake. The snow will come between 10 pm and midnight for those living in the western portion of the region. While the eastern portion of the region will see snow impact them between midnight and 2 am.

In an update late-Sunday, the National Weather Service issued a ‘Special Weather Statement’ outlining the risks associated with the round of snow expected to impact the region.

“An area of snow will move quickly through central New York and northeast Pennsylvania late tonight and Monday morning. Brief periods of heavy snow may occur during the morning hours and potentially impact the early Monday commute. One to two inches of snow will quickly cover roads, especially untreated streets. Please be prepared for potentially hazardous travel conditions and also reduced visbilitie in periods of heavy snow. The snow is expected to taper off or mix with rain throught he mid morning hours as temperatures warm above freezing.”

It means travel for the morning commute on Monday could get tricky. The main impact being slippery roads, as crews work to treat them before motorists hit the road. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the event, but no watches, advisories, or warnings.

Local Weather Resources:

FingerLakes1.com Weather Center
Western FLX
Eastern FLX
Thruway Conditions

We will continue to update readers with the latest throughout the day and evening on Sunday.

The National Weather Service also reports that the forecast this week is expected to be unsettled. They report that a significant winter weather event — whether that comes in form of lake effect snow, or an area-wide, system-driven snow — will be possible. However, the certainty level remains incredibly low, as per those forecasters.

Read more about a potential snowfall impacting the region next weekend here:

‘Significant lake effect snow’ possible next week in Upstate NY
Weather Service: Prepare now, snow likely late next week

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