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SUNSHINE RETURNS: Sun in the forecast as residents dig out from winter storm (photos)

Sun hits snowy field

The Finger Lakes is finally seeing some sun after more than two days of snow due to Winter Storm Stella.

Road conditions have greatly improved over the last several hours, as crews have taken advantage of the sunshine to push the heavy, collected snows back. Most schools were in session on Thursday, with only a few delays scattered throughout the region.

FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil reports that most of the area will be sunny. He says there could be some tricky travel spots, but they will be few and far between compared to the consistent travel issues that have been seen over the last several days.

Here’s his forecast for Thursday:

“A few very light snow showers still remain, primarily across the eastern Finger Lakes, coming from Lake Ontario. Conditions for lake effect will diminish this morning as the atmosphere continues to dry out and high pressure builds in from the southwest.

This should leave most of the area sunny, with clearing skies this morning outside of the lingering lake effect and by this afternoon regionwide.

There will still be some tricky spots traveling, though. Gusty winds of 30-40 mph will continue today, resulting in areas of blowing snow.

The strong March sun and temperatures climbing to near 30 degrees will help the road crews and travel conditions today should be much improved.

The wind will die down tonight as high pressure continues to build in. With clear skies, slackening winds, and the fresh deep snow pack, temperatures should fall back into the teens and single digits overnight.

Friday will be generally sunny with light winds. Temperatures will rise above freezing, with highs topping out in the mid 30s.”

Photos from around the FLX during Winter Storm Stella

Photo taken in Ovid by Carrie Smalser.
Photo taken in Ovid by Carrie Smalser.
Photo taken in Walworth by Michael Abrams.
Photo taken in Phelps by David Kalwarovski.
Photo taken in Newark by Marie Poormon Welch.
Photo taken in Phelps by David Kalwarovski.
Photo taken in Phelps by David Kalwarovski.
Photo by David Kalwarovski
Photo from Geneva by David Kalwarovski
FL1 Staff Photo
Photo from Geneva by David Kalwarovski
Photo from Geneva by David Kalwarovski
FL1 Staff Photo, Downtown Seneca Falls on Tuesday

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