A combination of sleet and freezing rain will make for slick travel conditions late tonight and into early Thursday morning. Up to a quarter inch of ice could accumulate in some areas, especially closer to the Lakeshore and stretching west through the Niagara Frontier. Sporadic power outages are possible late tonight along with some small tree limbs coming down but this will not be a major ice storm.
Thursday will be a very tricky day temperature-wise as a warm front slowly lifts north through the region. Locations along the Lakeshore could be stuck in the 30s for much of the day while places in the Finger Lakes soar into the 60s! For most of Monroe county including Rochester, we should reach the 50s but not until late afternoon and into the evening.
The wintry mix will end early and then we’ll see a period of dry weather for a good chunk of the day before another round of rain moves in by evening along the cold front.
We fall back once again by Friday behind this front with some flakes to start and temperatures tumbling into the 30s by afternoon.
Things will finally quiet down in time for the weekend with plenty of sun Saturday and warmer weather by Easter Sunday as highs warm into the low 60s.