Winter Storm Warning
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Winter Storm Watch for Southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties from late Monday evening through Wednesday evening. Heavy snow at times combined with gusty winds will make for low visibility and difficult travel at times. Over a foot of snow is expected between Monday night and Wednesday evening in most persistent bands.
Rain today with temperatures in the mid-40s. Scattered showers this afternoon and less into the evening before the transition to snow overnight. Wintry conditions will begin Monday night. Colder air and a cold mainly westerly flow will set up widespread snow showers on the Niagara Frontier and more organized snow and lake snow over the hilly terrain south of the metro area. Although the heaviest amounts will fall on the hills, it does appear there will be periods of slippery travel to the north as well, especially Tuesday night into Wednesday AM.
A trough of low pressure over the northern Great Lakes may increase snow coverage for a while toward Wednesday, and there may be some slick roads for the AM commute. Seasonably chilly temperatures will remain on Thursday as drier air moves in. A disturbance will bring some rain and wet snow showers across the region on Friday.
We should be dry on Saturday, with a chance of rain and snow showers arriving at night. Current indications point to rain next Sunday, rather than a mix.
Rain becoming more intermittent and showery in the afternoon. SE: 15 becoming SW late in the day. Scattered rain and wet snow showers developing overnight, turning to snow by AM. Little/no accum north. As much as 2-4" hills by dawn.
Snow showers with more organized elevation-driven snow setting up mainly on the hilly terrain below the Buffalo Southtowns. Significant accumulation is likely in this heavier band with additional totals possibly reaching 4-8" by late Tuesday night. West winds: 15-30 will cause Blowing Snow and Reduced Visibility, especially in the heavier snow showers. At least a few Slick Roads will develop on the Niagara Frontier as well, even with less accumulation. Accumulation will increase overnight, with a few inches on the Niagara Frontier as well, and additional heavier amounts on hills.
Breezy and Cold with Snow Showers, heavier on hills. However, enough will fall on the Niagara Frontier at times to produce slick roads to the north, too.
Lingering snow showers ending AM, becoming Partly Sunny.
A period of rain and snow showers. Little or no accumulation.
Sunshine, then increasing clouds. Chance of rain and wet snow showers overnight.
Rain showers likely, breezy