Winter storm warning issued for Rochester region. Projected snowfall totals increased

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A winter storm warning has been issued for Monroe and surrounding counties for Sunday evening through Monday evening.

"Get ready, a major snowstorm is coming," AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Rayno warned.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo said total snow accumulations of 9 to 17 inches is possible, with winds gusts up to 40 mph. Weather Service Meteorologist Jason Alumbaugh said the heaviest snow is expected to fall in the region after midnight on Monday through later in the morning including during Monday's morning commute.

Travel could be very difficult to impossible for those who need to travel during the Monday morning and evening commutes.

Sunday's high should return to the mid-20s. The normal high in Rochester for a mid-January day is 33 and low is 19, according to the Weather Service.

Winter storm Izzy

After dumping up to a foot of snow in parts of the Upper Midwest, Winter Storm Izzy is forecasted to dive into the South on Saturday and into Sunday, USA Today reported.

The storm is expected to bring snow into cities such as Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

The winter weather is expected to bring major travel disruptions throughout the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday weekend, AccuWeather said.

In the South, the forecast includes the potential for a dangerous ice storm.

The ice could contribute to power outages and tree damage, Porter said.

Atlanta is in the path of the storm, which could end the city's nearly four-year streak without measurable snow.

Up to 18 inches of snow forecast for Northeast

Overnight snow left a few inches of snow and temperatures in the single digits on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.   Charles Truitt of Rochester removes the snow from the sidewalk in front of his Genesee Park Boulevard home as well as a neighbor's.
Overnight snow left a few inches of snow and temperatures in the single digits on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Charles Truitt of Rochester removes the snow from the sidewalk in front of his Genesee Park Boulevard home as well as a neighbor's.

The storm’s last stops will be the mid-Atlantic and Northeast after it takes a sharp turn to the north-northeast along the Eastern Seaboard on Sunday and into Monday.

Heavy snow is forecast to paste portions of the region – especially the Appalachians and interior Northeast – with heavy snow by the time the storm winds down late Monday. The best chance for heavy snow is expected to be north and west of the Boston-Washington Interstate 95 corridor, from parts of Northern Virginia to Maine, Weather.com said. Some of these areas could see 6 to 12 inches of snowfall, as well as sleet or ice accumulation.

This article originally appeared on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Rochester NY Weather: Winter storm warning issued for Monroe County NY

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