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NWS advisories continue into Sunday for FLX

A variety of weather alerts remain in effect heading into Sunday — as daybreak approaches. While the snow that was expected Saturday evening took longer to transition in the central and eastern portions of the Finger Lakes than some originally forecasted — the National Weather Service has not backed off of their expectations.A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Monroe, Wayne and Ontario counties until 8 am Sunday.For those living in this area, quick bursts of snow are expected to fall throughout the overnight hours — with a total of 2 to 4 inches falling by mid-morning. More could fall across the Bristol Hills — where elevation, and lake enhancement will play a role. Winds will settle into the 25 to 35 mph range, with gusts nearing or exceeding 45 mph. Visibility and road conditions could vary widely in the advised counties, so motorists are urged to use extreme caution on the roads during the overnight and early morning hours. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Seneca, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties through 11 am Sunday. In this region, rain is expected to be completely changed over to snow by the early morning hours, where 2 to 5 inches of snow is expected. Briefly heavy snow, reduced visibility, and slippery conditions on untreated roads — all will create challenging travel during the morning hours on Sunday.A Wind Advisory remains in effect for Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Seneca, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins, and Wayne counties until 2 pm.Winds are expected to sustain themselves throughout the region between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts to 45 mph. This means that minor damage could be possible, with small tree limbs, and sporadic power outages possible. With the snowfall it could also mean blowing on roadways, which would add to traffic concerns. High profile vehicles are urged to use extreme caution during the wind advisory.Wind chills will also mean temperatures will fall to between zero and 15 above during the morning hours on Sunday. While extreme cold is not expected, those planning to be outside for an extended period of time — are urged to use caution. The National Weather Service does not expect any cold-related warnings or advisories to be issued at this time.Another system bringing additional snowfall is possible Sunday night, which could make the Monday morning commute difficult.The National Weather Service points out that as a secondary system tracks through the region Sunday night — it is possible that an additional 4 inches of snow could fall. While there is still a great deal of uncertainty regarding the precipitation — temperatures will be cold enough to produce measurable snow.Stay tuned for more information on this second event.Local Reports from National Weather ServiceEastern Finger LakesWestern Finger LakesReports from Social Media





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