Tuesday and Wednesday will see less than ideal weather across New York State, and really for the entire Great Lakes and northeast region.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for many parts of New York, with wind gusts reaching well north of 60 mph in some counties. There was a 74 mph wind gusts detected in Dunkirk, New York, which is right at the start of hurricane force winds.

The high winds will last into Wednesday and that's not all. We're also dealing with a soaking rain and snow, depending on where you are.

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For those off Lake Ontario, there's a new weather alert that people must be aware of.

There's a Winter Weather Advisory in place for counties west of Lake Ontario until 1 am on Wednesday morning. 3-6 inches of snow will fall between now and then, with 60 mph wind gusts.

This will make travel extremely difficult with the reduces visibility and drifting snow.

These high winds will last until Wednesday morning, when they will slowly die down. However, it should stay relatively windy through the weekend, with significant snow possible for Friday into Sunday.

Buffalo, for example, is likely to see measurable snow this weekend with winds 25-35 mph. That will create bad driving conditions and that's also when the Buffalo Bills host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC wild card playoff round (Sunday afternoon).

There's even more snow possible for next week. After a dry and warm spell in December, it appears that January will be all we can handle for snow, rain and wind.

Stay safe.

Top 10 Cheapest Places to Live in New York State

New York is one of the most expensive states to call home, but there are some areas that are gentle on the wallet. According to HomeSnacks, they deduced the top 10 most affordable cities and towns in the Empire State.

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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21 Wealthiest Billionaires in New York State

Forbes released the 400 richest Americans list. The top 21 in New York who made the list make $6.7 billion or more.

Gallery Credit: Credit - Polly McAdams

The Top 10 Dumbest Cities in New York State

According to Road Snacks, New York isn't just one of the dumbest states in the nation - they claim to have found the top 10 dumbest cities in the Empire State.

As for what determines a "dumb" city, Road Snacks compared 163 cities with 5,000 or more residents, to find those with the largest population of those who never finished high school. The survey used Census data and "scientific stuff" from other "legitimate" sources to find the 10 areas with the highest concentration of high school dropouts.

Road Snacks argues that not finishing high school puts one at a significant disadvantage in life. The study adds that the areas with the highest percentage of adults without a high school degree should shine a light on the state as a whole.

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

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