JAMESTOWN – As we talked about yesterday, lake effect has set up on the back edge of this storm system across the Southern Tier for this afternoon.
The National Weather Service has reissued the Winter Weather Advisory for much of the Southern Tier and Erie County PA as well until 1 AM Thursday for lake effect snow.
The Wind Advisory also remains in place until 10 PM tonight for all of Western New York. While the winds are starting to die down a bit, wind gusts up to 45 MPH are still possible through the afternoon, creating some blowing snow.
Lake effect snow will begin to come to an end throughout the evening and fade away as we go through the wee morning hours of Thursday. In terms of additional accumulations, most areas will likely pick up between 2 to 4 inches but some localized amounts up to 5 inches are possible.
Thursday will start rather quiet; we may even see some peaks of sunshine for the morning hours. While majority of the day will be rather useable, clouds will thicken through the day as rain returns late Thursday afternoon and evening.
Snow and colder air makes a return for Friday lasting through the weekend. Saturday could be another limited blowing snow issue as winds pick up once again out of the Northwest. Below average temps will take us through early next week with limited chances for snow on Monday.
WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.