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Cold & wind follow blizzard; warming Friday

Wednesday’s extreme winter storm dumped as much as two feet of snow across the Finger Lakes region. Now that the heavy snowfall has passed, cold temperatures and high winds will hamper the clean-up. There is an end in sight, however. Friday’s high temperatures are expected to push into the 40’s.Thursday’s Forecast:Cloudy with snow showers in the morning, then partly sunny with scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Additional accumulation around an inch. Cold with highs ranging from 10 to 15 on the hilltops to 15 to 20 across the lower elevations. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 80 percent.Thursday Night:Partly cloudy. A chance of snow showers overnight. Cold with lows 10 to 15. West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the evening becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.Friday:Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the morning. Then, mostly sunny in the afternoon. Not as cold with highs in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph, becoming south. Chance of snow 40 percent.More Storm Coverage & Reaction:Local Weather Cancellations and DelaysFingerLakes1.com Local Weather CenterBlizzard Scenes & Reaction on TwitterSwarthout farm on Belknap Hill in Branchport on Wednesday evening.Photo by Roger Bailey, flxcaptured.pixels.com

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