It’s going to be a squally day in the Finger Lakes. While the region has been seeing mild temperatures, with daily highs in the 40s- that is going to change today, as an Arctic front brings colder temps, howling winds, and snow.
The National Weather Service says that wind gusts between 45 and 50 mph are likely, with some gusts into the 50s.
The snow squalls are expected to time out between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m, which means the afternoon commute could be a challenge.
There won’t be a ton of accumulation, but visibility will quickly drop in these bands of snow.
Due to those gusty conditions the entire region is in a Wind Advisory for the day. High-profile vehicles will be most likely to be impacted by it on the roads.
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There will be gusty winds this afternoon and evening, with peak gusts of 40 to 55 mph across the area. There also may be snow squalls, especially between 2-8 p.m. today. Brief periods of heavy snow with visibility below a quarter mile are possible. pic.twitter.com/WMVrBh0bKk
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) March 1, 2021
[Read time- 2:34] Strong winds and intense, brief squalls late this afternoon and evening will make for periods of hazardous travel.
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— Finger Lakes Weather (@FLX_Weather) March 1, 2021
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1st #ColdFront moved through during the overnight with temps going from 40s to 30s. Next Cold Front arrives later this afternoon with gusty winds(gusts over 40mph), snow showers, and temps going from 30s to 20s. Eventually into the teens with wind chills around 0 tonight! pic.twitter.com/1qFfLAFTEv
— Dan Russell (@Dan_Weather_Man) March 1, 2021