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NWS: Snow for some, wind for others in active FLX forecast

It’s going to be an active weather day on Sunday, which will lead into an active morning commute for some in the Finger Lakes on Monday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory, Winter Weather Advisory, and Lakeshore Flood Warning for different parts of the Finger Lakes. All of these advisories last through the day on Sunday, and some go into the start of the holiday work week.



Here is the latest on the advisories and warnings:

Winter Storm Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for parts of Central New York, which includes the northern portions of Cayuga County. Onondaga County is also included, so those traveling east on the New York State Thruway Sunday into Monday should use extra caution.

The Watch runs from Sunday afternoon into Monday evening. While snowfall totals are not expected to be record-breaking by any stretch, they will be enough to cause headaches on area roadways. According to the National Weather Service, between 5 and 9 inches of snow is possible.

NWS: Winter Weather Advisory for Northern Cayuga County

Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Yates, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins, Cortland, and Broome counties. The entire Southern Tier, and most of Northern Pennsylvania are also included in the advisory.

It expires at 5 pm on Sunday, and the greatest risk will be gusts, which could exceed 40 or 50 mph. The National Weather Service says that the strong winds could blow down limbs, trees and power lines.

Scattered power outages are expected, but monitor the links below in the resource center for the latest outage information.

NWS: Wind Advisory for Cayuga, Seneca, Yates, Tompkins Schuyler & Steuben

Lakeshore Flood Warning

The National Weather Service says strong northwest winds will strengthen during the morning hours and continue into the evening. The warning is active until 1 am on Monday; and includes Monroe and Wayne counties in the Finger Lakes.

They say a ‘significant’ increase in shoreline erosion, especially in areas where the lakeshore is unstable following the erosion from earlier in the year is possible. Forecasters said that with the combination of still above-normal lake levels, with high winds – the threat level increases.

NWS: Lakeshore Flood Warning for Monroe, Wayne counties

Other Resources:

FingerLakes1.com Weather Center
National Weather Service (Buffalo)
National Weather Service (Binghamton)
NYSEG Power Outages (FLX)
RG&E Power Outages (WNY)
National Grid Power Outages (CNY)

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