Saturday, January 1, 2022

Winter Weather Advisory 9 PM SAT thru 6 PM SUN:
Wintry Mix Prompts Advisory
for GLOW Region Tonight

After a day of mild temperatures, a much colder airmass will surge into the region tonight and Sunday bringing much colder air and an icy mix tonight and snow for Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that includes the entire GLOW region. The advisory will be in effect from 9 tonight to 6 p.m. Sunday.

In addition to Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties, the advisory includes Monroe, Niagara, Erie, Ontario, Wayne, northern Cayuga and Oswego counties.

Several inches of snow is expected after a glaze of ice, the Weather Service said in a forecast discussion this morning. Mixed precipitation is expected with total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of around one-tenth of an inch, the Weather Service said.

While the snowfall totals are not impressive amounts for early January, a steady drop in temperature to sub freezing levels with some ice already on area surfaces could lead to some travel problems, the Weather Service said.

Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will result in slippery roads and limited visibilities. Slow down and use caution while driving. By late Sunday afternoon, the cold air will be deep enough to support a response off the lakes.

A separate winter weather advisory will be in effect from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday for Steuben, Yates, Seneca, southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Schuyler, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

Rain will change over to freezing rain followed by sleet and snow late Saturday night into Sunday morning. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch and a light glaze of ice expected by Sunday afternoon, the Weather Service said. Lake effect snow showers with additional snow accumulations are expected Sunday night.                            Sources: NWS; Ben Beagle at DN Batavia

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