Winter storm watch issued for Jefferson, Lewis counties

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that will remain in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Some scattered snow showers will be in the area today, providing probably less than an inch of new snow over the course of the day, said National Weather Service meteorologist Tony Ansuini.

Low temperatures will dip into the 20s, but it will be warmer along the lakes. Anticipated snowfall ranges from up to five inches in southern Michigan to more than a foot of snow expected further north along Lake Michigan. "Roads will become snow-covered".

A broad upper-level trough is to blame for Sunday's snow, with widespread flurries and more-intense bands off of the lakes, but that's just a taste of what's ahead for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Most areas will probably see about 3 to 5 inches of snow once the overnight and morning snows stop, Ansuini said.


High pressure moves in by midday Monday, bringing an end to this first round of lake-effect. More is expected with lake enhancement in the Snowbelt.

A strong cold front will cross the region early Tuesday.

It's blustery, windy and cold out there, and the Lake Erie waves are churning!

The big story will be heavy lake effect snow on the backside of this clipper.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. "That will bring the snow total for this whole event between about 7-14" or a bit more for much of CNY, including the Syracuse area.

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