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Bitter Cold & Snow To Start The Week

The week starts off with more traditional January weather for the Rochester area and much of Upstate NY.

The National Weather Service  Lake Snow Advisory for counties including Monroe, Wayne, Orleans and Ontario is still in effect until  1pm Monday. A few inches of snow fell in some spots overnight, and the forecast calls for  the possibility of another 1 to 3 inches in  places affected by the most persistent lake snows, mostly near the Lake Ontario shoreline.

Throughout the region, temperatures have fallen sharply, into the mid teens. They will remain there during the day on Monday, and wind chills during the day may dip below zero at time. Brisk winds blowing whatever snow has fallen, along with the frigid temperatures is likely to make driving difficult on some roads. But as of mid-morning, there were no major accidents reported.

But the arctic blast will ease by mid-week, with a high near 40 by Thursday.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.