LATEST: Trucks, buses banned from Thruway during winter storm, 12-18 inches of snow expected

All eyes are on this weekend’s major winter storm. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings for the system, which will dump at least a foot of snow on the entire Finger Lakes.

FingerLakes1.com will provide updates throughout the event. Following along below for the latest information from the National Weather Service.

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– The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning. Travel will be treacherous throughout the region – as 12 to 24 inches of snow is expected. The Warning is active from 12 p.m. on Saturday until 4 p.m. on Sunday.

– New York State Department of Transportation banned travel on all interstates – including the Thruway for tractor-trailers, buses and large commercial vehicles. It begins at 3 p.m. and runs through the duration of the event.

– Snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour will be possible as the storm peaks during the overnight and Sunday morning hours.

– Blowing and drifting snow will also be a major concern with this system. Gusts as high as 35 mph on Sunday will mean treacherous conditions – even as the snow slows down later in the day.

– Extreme cold will also be a factor. Wind chills will be well-below zero on Sunday and Monday. This means that road salt will have a tough time working. It also means that exposed skin can become frost bit in mere minutes.

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Heavy snow. Travel will be treacherous.

High: 19
Low: 12
Sunrise: 7:37 a.m.
Sunset: 5:06 p.m.

Extended Forecast


Light snow during the morning. Then turning heavy during the afternoon and evening. High near 19. Northeast wind 8 to 10 mph.


Heavy snow. High near 13. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

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Snow. Areas of blowing snow after 9am. High near 13. Chance of precipitation is 100%.


Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


Rain and snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

See the latest extended forecast, as it’s updated over at the FingerLakes1.com Weather Center.

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