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WHITE SATURDAY: Heavy, wet snow blankets the Finger Lakes

Heavy wet snow began falling across most of the central and northern Finger Lakes region mid-afternoon on Saturday making travel conditions treacherous on the day before Christmas Eve. Get the latest on Saturday’s weather event below or at the FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center. Be safe out there and enjoy your holiday weekend that is, more and more, starting to look a lot like Christmas!

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LATEST FL1 WEATHER CENTER FORECAST (3:30 PM):

Tonight
Snow before 11pm, then a chance of snow showers between 11pm and 2am. Low around 27. West wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Winter Weather Advisory Details
WHERE:
Cayuga, Onondaga, Ontario, Monroe, Wayne, and Yates counties

WHEN: Until 7 pm on Saturday
WHAT: 2-4 inches of snow; up to two-tenths of icing. Precipitation mix of snow and ice means evolving conditions that could vary by the mile.

Christmas Eve Day
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. West wind 6 to 11 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Christmas Eve Night
Snow, mainly after 8pm. Low around 24. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

The National Weather Service and other local forecasters are coming together on what is expected Sunday. The daytime hours will present the best travel period for those looking to get around on Christmas Eve Day. During the evening hours, and into the overnight — conditions will worsen. Forecasters are predicting just a few inches of snowfall for those living in the Finger Lakes. While those living along Lake Ontario will see more. Those in the Western Finger Lakes are also expected to see more snowfall, according to the National Weather Service. No advisories or warnings have been issued for Sunday or Monday yet, but as those updates are provided — FingerLakes1.com will be bringing them to you here.

Christmas Day
Snow likely before 9am, then a chance of snow showers between 9am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Breezy, with a west wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Chrtistmas Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.

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