Snow is moving into the region now and will blanket Western New York, the Finger Lakes, and Rochester with snow. Expect moderate to heavy snow to fall overnight into early Saturday morning, amounting to around four inches. Good news here is that the snow should be done by the parade.

There will be plenty of cold to be had. Temperatures will be in the 20s and low 30s. Wind chills will be running in the teens at times. Make sure to bring hand warmers and wear plenty of layers to enjoy the parade. It does look similar to the parade of 2022.

The parade begins at 12:30 pm and the system will be moving out at this time. Enough cold air may be in place here that results in lake-effect snow showers that linger into the afternoon. It is unlikely that we get any significant accumulation through this point of the system.


Salt will do a good job at controlling road conditions Friday, although if snow picks up through the overnight, driving around early Saturday morning may be slow and slick. The storm pulls out later Saturday morning and that should give plows plenty of time to clear any snow leftover before the parade.