LIVINGSTON COUNTY –Be careful heading home from your Superbowl gathering, we could see up to 7 inches of snow in the next 12 hours.
According to Mark McLean, Director of Weather Services, at our news partner 13WHAM:
A winter storm warning is issued with the expectation of seeing 7” or more of snow in 12 hours or 9” or more of snow in 24 hours. Ultimate Doppler HD is capturing the storm responsible for the snow now. The storm center is still well southwest of Rochester into Indiana right now. The general movement of the snow will be from the west southwest to the northeast overnight. After midnight the approaching storm system will move into Ohio. This will place WNY in a very favorable position for steady/heavy snow. As the storm tracks through Central PA we expect a period between 8-10 hours with up to 1”/hr. snow rates. This will put down at least 4-8” for the morning commute Monday. With a northeast wind averaging 15-30mph we expect extensive blowing/drifting snow late tonight and Monday as well.
The other half of the story will be the bitter cold and the gusty northeast wind. Right now the HD WHAM Cam shows the visibility near Rochester at 2 miles with light snow and a steady northeast wind averaging 15mph. This creates a wind chill temperature near zero. Local spotters are in the mid-teens now. The hour by hour forecast will actually hold the temperature steady tonight with the snow intensity increasing, especially after midnight. The early morning high will be in the low-mid 10s Sunday before the temperature starts dropping rapidly by Monday afternoon. The neighborhood forecast shows the snow continuing through mid-afternoon Monday. Lake snow showers will keep the snow going north of Rt. 104 longer, into Monday evening. On the futurecast we expect high pressure to return briefly late Monday night and Tuesday. This will promote a brutal cold night Monday night in WNY. Expect the temperature to reach -5 or lower by early Tuesday morning. Tuesday won’t be as harsh and it’ll be mainly snow free with a high in the low-20s.
The forecast this evening will be cold with the temperature in the mid-teens around 7pm. The steady light snow will continue during this time. At 10pm the snow will become light to moderate with reduced visibility, the temperature will drop into the low teens. By 8am Monday we expect more snow with the temperature near 10 degrees. By midday Monday the temperature will be near 5 degrees with steady snow continuing. Monday’s snow accumulation will range from 4-7”, bringing storm total snow to between 10-15”. The temperature will stay in the single numbers Monday evening.
On the 7-day forecast we see a small break from the snow Tuesday, the high will climb to near 23. Another storm system will create some snow showers Wednesday, the early high may reach the low-30s. Thursday and Friday will be bitter once again. Thursday’s high will be near 12 with lake snow in the morning. Friday will reach the upper teens to near 20. Many nights this week will see low temperature near or below zero. Limited moderation will arrive by next Saturday with more snow showers and a high near 32. An Arctic front will cause crashing temperatures once again into Sunday.