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Lake Effect Snow Advisory issued for parts of FLX

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Lake Effect Snow Advisory. The advisory was issued at 10 am and will remain active through 10 am Tuesday. The advisory calls for blowing and drifting snow to make travel difficult during the afternoon and evening hours on Monday, with accumulations of 5 to 9 inches by Tuesday morning.  A Lake Effect Snow Warning remains in effect for both Wayne and Cayuga counties. In the warned areas, over a foot of snow is expected to fall in the next 24 to 48 hours. As with any lake effect snow event, conditions are going to vary widely from region to region. The sun could be out in one place, while just a few miles down the road — visibility could be near zero. In addition to the lake effect snow event that is setting up in the Finger Lakes region, there is also a major push of Arctic air overtaking the area. On Monday, the high is only expected to be around 18 degrees, with wind chill values at, or below zero during the afternoon and overnight hours. The National Weather Service points out that with wind chill values reading as low as -10, the combination of cold and snow will make roadways difficult to treat and maintain.Motorists are urged to use extreme caution when traveling through the Finger Lakes this Monday afternoon and evening. While specific forecasts are difficult to predict due to the volatile nature of the bands of snow, those traveling through the region should exercise extreme caution. Snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour are possible in the warned and advised areas when the bands of snow extend into the region.

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