Weather Authority: Thursday evening snow to kick off wintry stretch

Weather Authority: Thursday evening snow to kick off wintry stretch

Snow showers come to an end Friday morning, with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon.

Temperatures at dawn Sunday will mark the highs for the day, with readings expected to fall 15 to 30 degrees by sunset, reaching the teens and 20s. Wind speeds will frequently gusts to 20 to 30 miles per hour and possibly higher, the NWS reported.

According to the National Weather Service, "Accumulating snow with gusty winds is expected across the region beginning Friday evening and continuing into Saturday".

A major storm is expected to hit Utah Thursday, bringing widespread heavy snow and strong winds, and possibly two feet of snow to some areas of Utah. Areas south of Interstate 80 could see a bit more snowfall but it likely won't be more than an inch, she said. We're not expecting a lot of snow, it's just coming at an inopportune time when the evening rush is getting underway.

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"Shifts in the forecast storm track will of course impact the location of these precipitation bands, and also affect total accumulations of each", service meteorologists said.

FRIDAY: Morning mix, afternoon sun. "Other factors to consider will be how much mixed precip (sleet or perhaps some freezing rain) may occur Saturday afternoon and evening as the warmer air arrives".

Some rugged winter conditions are expected for much of western NY and the Finger Lakes heading into the weekend, and lasting into the first part of next week. As cold air plunges in, some of that rain will change to snow as the system exits.

The high temperature on Monday is expected to only be around 14 degrees, not counting any possible wind chill factor.

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