Lake Effect Snow Warning Remains Until 7AM Wednesday

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (WNY NEWS NOW) – Lake effect snow will continue through Tuesday across the Southern Tier and Northwestern Pennsylvania. Lake effect snow will then begin to drift North late tonight and early Wednesday while weakening as it does. 

A Lake Effect Snow Warning remains in place until 7 AM Wednesday for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Southern Erie, and Wyoming counties in New York as well as Erie, Crawford, and Warren counties in Pennsylvania.

Additional snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches remain possible in the most persistent lake snows within the warning areas.

A Winter Weather Advisory is also in place for Mckean (PA) and Allegany (NY) until early Wednesday morning. 4-8 inches of snow are possible in the advisory areas

Areas outside of the lake effect bands will generally by dry with mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures on Tuesday will be in the mid to upper 20’s.

The lake effect band will begin to shift Northward towards the Buffalo metro on Wednesday while also weakening in the process. A few more inches of snow will be possible as it moves North.

Outside of some lingering snow flurries on Thursday, the day should feature partly sunny skies with highs approaching 40 degrees.

A system will move by to our South on Friday although mainly with just plain rain showers as temperatures will be in the lower 40’s.

WNY News Now’s First Defense Weather team provides local weather coverage for Western New York’s Southern Tier and Northwestern Pennsylvania. Connect with us on social media using the hashtag #MyLocalWx

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