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Steve Orr

Thursday night might be accompanied by blustery winds and the potential for dangerously icy roads.(Photo: KenTannenbaum/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

As metropolitan Rochester skilled its first freezing temperatures of the season, forecasters cautioned that the primary snowflakes Thursday night might be  accompanied by blustery winds and the risk of dangerously icy roads.

Signs of impending winter are in all places, it appears.

The National Weather Service issued three foul-weather advisories Wednesday, together with one which warned a flash freeze may generate black ice on space roadways Thursday night.

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Ice on the roadway closes I-490 in Perinton (November 2008 photograph) (Photo: Will Yurman/Staff photographer, WILL YURMAN employees photographer)

Rain showers are forecast Thursday afternoon upfront of a robust chilly entrance. As the entrance pbades via that night, temperatures will fall sharply and rain will flip to snow showers, the climate service stated.

The sudden drop in temperatures may trigger precipitation to freeze on highway surfaces, forming patches of what’s generally known as black ice — a skinny, all-but-invisible layer of ice that makes driving treacherous.

Winds will veer from southwest to northwest Thursday evening, producing mild snow squalls close to Lake Ontario that can diminish visibility and making roadways even tougher to navigate.

The winds are robust sufficient that the climate service had already issued a lakeshore flood look ahead to your complete New York shoreline of Lake Ontario, and a gale look ahead to the lake’s open waters.

On Thursday night, the climate service issued a lakeshore flood warning, citing robust winds, constructing waves and above-normal lake ranges. At the shoreline, the wind-driven waves may trigger important erosion and minor flooding. The warning is in impact via 6 p.m. Friday.

Western New York must endure a genuinely wintry Friday: a excessive temperature of simply 27 levels, robust northwest winds and a few snow showers.

The in a single day low Friday into Saturday morning shall be 18 levels in metro Rochester and colder within the hills to the south. Wind chills will strategy zero levels.


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Rochesterians obtained a style of that wintry chill Wednesday morning once they awoke to a skinny layer of ice on puddles and ponds, compliments of temperatures that fell beneath the freezing mark shortly earlier than 12 midnight and stayed there till about eight a.m.

It was the primary freeze of the season in urbanized Monroe County. Communities south of Rochester that sit at larger elevations have already expertise temperatures beneath 32 levels a number of instances this month.

The air will heat barely on Saturday, and return to near-normal temperatures on Sunday and Monday.


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It could appear early for snow, particularly given how unusually heat autumn has been up to now, however the flakes are literally a bit delayed.

On common, the primary short-lived flakes are noticed in Rochester on Oct. 23, in accordance with climate service local weather data.

Our first measurable snowfall happens, on common, on Nov. eight. Measurable snow is outlined as one-tenth of an inch or extra.

The snow flurries anticipated Thursday evening (Nov. 9) would be the first flakes in Rochester, and the primary accumulation, of the 2017-18 winter season.

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