We have now entered the first full week of January and it also happens to be the first work Monday of 2024 for most people.

The weather at the end of 2023 was as tame as you can be for December. There was hardly any snow to speak of, along with warmer than average temperatures. It was quickly dashed for cold and snow, and that trend will unfortunately continue for the next week.

There are two more storm systems slated for this week in New York State.

The first will arrive Tuesday and last until Wednesday, while the other arrives Friday through Sunday.

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For Tuesday and Wednesday, get ready for rain, snow and a whole lot of wind. There are high wind warnings all over New York State, with sustained winds anywhere from 20-35 mph and gusts anywhere from 40-65 mph, depending on where you are. The gusts could even reach north of 70 mph, which are dangerous wind gusts,

For those just off Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, gusts could reach well north of 60 mph. That means people will likely lose power.

The worst of this wind storm will be Tuesday evening and into the overnight. It's best people bring in anything they might have lying out in the front yard, because it will get blown away; this is especially true of trash cans and empty trash bins.

Rain and snow are forecasted, according to The Weather Channel and while snow accumulations shouldn't be bad, there could be a soaking rain that makes the wind that much more miserable.

Then there's snow and more wind to deal with this weekend, which will be for Western and Central New York.

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They looked into data from the U.S. Census, median home and rent prices, as well as median income of a particular area's residents. Affordability was also determined based on availability and access to services and conveniences.

Below are the top 10 places that let residents keep more cash in their wallets.

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As for what determines what makes a city or town one of the "worst" places to live, Road Snacks compared 163 cities with 5,000 or more residents, to find those with the lowest median home value, weakest school districts, and highest rates of unemployment and crime. In short, the survey ranked cities and towns based off their economic performance and opportunity for growth, which Road Snacks says impacts the quality of life of its residents.

In the end, these 10 cities were deemed to be the worst New York State has to offer. That said, the company is not calling these cities bad - so if you have an issue, take it up with Road Snacks. We're just reporting their findings.

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