Weather forecast: Lake flakes, colder air

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Detailed forecast for Rochester, the Lakeshore & Finger Lakes

Rochester officially recorded 1.1″ of snow on Monday. It’s the first inch of snow we’ve seen in 22 days, most of which were in January. Not many January years we get to make that statement.

Additional snow showers will pepper the region tonight, enhanced by an approaching trough and accompanying wind shift. The lion’s share of significant accumulation will favor areas south of Buffalo, but additional moderate accumulation could sneak into parts of Genesee and Wyoming counties. For the Rochester area, snowfall will become enhanced overnight with the passage of the trough. A few inches of fluffy accumulation will be possible, but nothing substantial.

Much cooler air will keep Wednesday highs in the lower and middle 20s with a few snow showers lingering. We’ll briefly warm up above freezing Wednesday, allowing some of those snow showers to mix with rain at times. Back to the cold stuff from there with additional snow showers Friday and into Saturday. We’ll about to enter a much more “seasonable” January stretch, which will include the kind of cold that will finally get some ice going on our lakes.

-Chief Meteorologist Eric Snitil

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