The National Weather Service has cancelled the winter storm warnings for the area, but local weather forecaster Jack Matthys believes that may be a little premature.

The National Weather Service has cancelled the winter storm warnings for the area, but local weather forecaster Jack Matthys believes that may be a little premature.

“The heaviest snowfall from the storm has now moved to the northeast of our area, however there still will be some snow off and on today into tonight,” he said. “The National Weather Service cancelled the Winter Storm Warning. I think this is too early to be honest with you as it's still snowing and there’s plenty of blowing snow out there.”

Matthys is the CEO and founder of Storm Trackers of Wayne County. He has been tracking the winter storm since before Christmas when he announced to his fans on Facebook that the holiday would indeed be white this year.

Highway crews across the county are now clearing roads and trying to keep up with blowing snow across roadways. Dave Harder, highway superintendent for Newark and Arcadia, said his crew will be working throughout the day to clear roads so that the ride home from works this afternoon will be less treacherous than this morning. Harder said the highway departments across the county have a good system, communicating with each other to work together clearing the roads so that when traveling from Macedon to Newark, motorists should see similar road conditions along the entire trip.

NYSEG and RG&E are not reporting any outages locally. Snow totals are within range of predictions, Matthys said, with residents reporting about 10 inches in Newark and up to 16 inches in Sodus. Matthys still cautions motorists to use care when traveling today as more snow, 1 to 3 inches, will fall throughout the day.

Here’s Storm Trackers of Wayne County’s forecast breakdown:

Today: Cloudy with snow off and on. Additional accumulations of 1-3 inches. Windy and cold, with areas of blowing snow.

Tonight: Cloudy with snow showers / flurries. Additional accumulations of 0-2 inches, bringing storm totals of 10-17 inches by Friday morning.

“This storm pretty much behaved as forecasted,” Matthys said, “which was nice for a change.”