Upstate NY weather: After a lull today, lake effect snow returns Wednesday


Syracuse, N.Y. — As the third nor’easter in two weeks pulls away from Upstate New York, heavy lake effect snow is forecast to fall through Thursday.

The snow ramps up again tonight in Western and Central New York, and on the Tug Hill, and continues steadily into Thursday morning in what forecasters call a “long-duration snow event.”

As is typical with lake effect snow, the heaviest of it will fall on the hills downwind of lakes Erie and Ontario.

Projected snowfall tonight through Thursday morning in Upstate New York. This is in addition to what’s already fallen. 

Winter storm warnings are in effect for Tug Hill, where nearly 2 feet of snow could fall; and for the hills south of Buffalo, which could get 16 inches.

Syracuse is forecast to get 8 to 12 inches of snow tonight through Thursday. Rochester could get a foot.

All of those totals are in addition to what fell Monday and so far today.

Winds will pick up Wednesday morning and afternoon, with gusts up to 35 mph. The wind could cause blowing and drifting snow, making driving hazardous.

The Capital Region and Hudson Valley, which got as much as 6 inches of snow today from the nor’easter, will see just a couple of inches today and Wednesday.

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2018-03-13 19:37:00

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