Snow will cause travel issues Thursday

Snow will cause travel issues Thursday

A lake effect snow warning for Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and southern Erie counties remains in effect from 7 tonight through 7 a.m. Friday.

Heavy lake-effect snow will affect the Great Lakes, including the Buffalo metro area.

Buffalo, Syracuse and Cleveland are big cities all familiar with lake effect snow, but sometimes we get some too.

Those areas will see anywhere from a "dusting" to 3 to 5 inches, Zaff said, depending on the location. We're expecting one more above average day Tuesday before a blast of cold weather returns for the remainder of the week.

The heavy snow will fall in relatively narrow bands, according to the Weather Service. This would also allow for light snow showers through north central Vermont and into the Northeast Kingdom with light accumulation possible.


You need several ingredients for lake effect snow. We won't rule out accumulations at this time, but the best chance of those right now look to be in central and southern in, which is a little different.

Noting that the wind shift to the west will be very minimal, the bulk of the snow will MISS NE Ohio. The best precipitation chances next week come Thursday with snow, about 24 hours later than our previous forecast.

It is interesting to note that we have not had a lot of snow Christmas Day alone. But...we will see how the system progresses.

A strong low pressure system developing right overhead will bring more snow to the area Friday night into Saturday. The action is gone rather quickly, and we should see sunshine and cold air again for next Friday.

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