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Remaining cold with lake effect snow tonight

A weak area of low pressure is moving east from Ohio and should cross directly over the Finger Lakes region later today. This low has helped keep our temperatures from falling too early this morning, with many places rising a few degrees between midnight and 6 am. Temperatures will continue to climb today, reaching highs in the low, and maybe, mid teens. Heatwave!Along with the ‘milder’ temperatures will come some snow showers. Most of the snow with this system is not even being detected on radar this morning, but many observation stations across Ohio and Pennsylvania are reporting snow. Therefore, I do think we will see some snow showers in the area today. Accumulations will generally be light, but a couple spots could get an inch or two.As this system moves off, southwest winds will be replaced by northwest winds. The good news is that the air to our northwest isn’t any colder than what we already have, so temperatures will not plunge again. Yet. The bad news is that some lake effect will develop southeast of Lake Ontario, primarily impacting the northeastern part of the Finger Lakes.The snow should be heaviest overnight and near the lake shore. Parts of Wayne and Cayuga counties could end up with over half a foot by the time the lake effect winds down and moves away Friday morning. Lighter snow will fall inland, but with temperatures near or below 0º again overnight, the roads will likely be slick.It also must be noted that the winds will pick up again overnight. Combining with those 0º and sub-zero temperatures, the wind chill will drop to -20º at times. Wind Chill Advisories are posted region-wide through Friday morning for this reason.Temperatures will rise back into the teens Friday afternoon with some early sun and weakening winds. Later Friday, some clouds and eventually snow will move back in as another system approaches. More on that tomorrow.

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