First Defense: Lake Snow Restrengthens Tonight, Colder Temps This Weekend

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JAMESTOWN – We’re not done yet with the lake effect snow as the band will restrengthen tonight through early Wednesday with temperatures heading downward for towards the weekend.

The National Weather Service has extended the Lake Effect Snow Warning for Chautauqua County until 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

There is also a Winter Weather Advisory in place for Cattaraugus County until 10 a.m. Wednesday as well.

The lake effect snow machine continues to generate a band of lake snow which has been centered mainly across the higher terrain to the north into the Buffalo metro area. The band will make its way back south again while intensifying through the night. Temperatures will stay chilly with below average temperatures favored into the weekend.

Lake effect snow continues into tonight as the band reorganizes and shifts southward. Expect moderate to heavy bursts of snow at times within the band. Additional snowfall accumulation will range between 2 inches on the lower elevations to upwards of 6 inches on the hills with the overall highest amounts from the Chautauqua Ridge northward. Breezy. Lows 20 in the valleys, 29 at the Lake Erie shoreline.

Early lake effect snow showers will gradually cut out for the afternoon. Morning snowfall accumulations between 1 to 3 inches. Chance for a few scattered light lake snow showers in the afternoon. Colder. Highs 22 to 28.

Scattered snow showers will be possible on Thursday as a storm system passes to our north. Somewhat milder. Highs 32 to 37.

We’ll likely see the return of scattered lake effect snow showers on Friday as the departing storm pulls in colder air. There could be a few inches of fresh accumulation possible. Highs in the lower 30’s.

The cold air will get reinforced over the weekend, leading to what could potentially be the coldest day so far this winter on Saturday. A couple light snow showers will be possible with partly sunny skies. Highs in the lower 20’s.

Sunday should be a mainly dry but cold day with more clouds than sun. Highs in the lower 20’s.

A few scattered snow showers will possibly mix in with limited sun peeks on Monday with highs in the upper 20’s.

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