Snow and blowing snow will slow Christmas Day travel

Saul Bowman
December 26, 2017

Winter Weather Advisory: in effect for the counties of Genesee, Lapeer, and Shiawassee from 10 AM to 7 PM Monday. With winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour, visibility may be reduced in the more robust snow showers.

Snow will begin falling in the Cortland area Sunday evening, increasing the likelihood for a white Christmas on Monday morning.

High temperature for Saturday in the metro is 42, with a low temperature of 22.

There is a Lake Effect Snow Warning for Wyoming and nearby counties until 6pm on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids has extended the Winter Weather Advisory until 7:00 AM tomorrow morning for much of the FOX 17 viewing area. Those accumulations will not cover the entire area with the scattered nature of lake-effect snow.

The National Weather Service warns that strong winds could blow down trees, libs, and power lines, and decorations could also come down.

"This holiday weekend, I urge everyone traveling to use extra caution and be prepared for hazardous weather", Cuomo said in a news release.

Periods of heavy snow and strong winds will make travel very hard to almost impossible at times from Christmas morning into Tuesday. It's been five years since the last snowy Christmas morning.

Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected in Cortland County. But by nightfall, warm temperatures had melted most of the white stuff away.

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