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A Bitter Blast Sweeps Into Our Region

Traffic slows down on Lake Avenue at Kodak Park in Wednesday's snow.
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Traffic slows down on Lake Avenue at Kodak Park in Wednesday's snow.

Our “mild” spell  is over.  After temperatures got into the 40s by late Sunday night and early Monday, by later in the morning on Monday, a front came through rapidly bringing down temperatures for much of our region.

There is a high wind warning in effect until 10am for much of the area. There is also a wind chill warning in effect  from 6pm Monday to 6pm Tuesday, with temperatures  expected to fall to the teens by late Monday afternoon, and into the single numbers at night. Wind chills overnight Monday into Tuesday could reach as low as 30 degrees below zero.

There is also a lake snow advisory for Monroe County from 1pm Monday to 7pm on Tuesday, with several inches of snow expected in some spots. There is a lake snow warning for Genesee and Wyoming Counties from 11am Monday to 6am Wednesday, with heavy accumulations and poor visibility possible in some areas.

Area officials advise you be careful of road conditions especially as the temperatures drop quickly and freeze whatever moisture is on the pavement, and also watch out for the dangerously cold wind chill Monday night and early Tuesday.

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.