Lake snow continues south of Buffalo today; Bitter cold all week

Lake snow continues south of Buffalo today; Bitter cold all week

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING for Southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany Counties through 6PM Wednesday…

Areas that were under the gun from persistent snow last night across southern Erie County into the Southern Tier, will add on another 12-18” today into Wednesday. Along with this lake effect, the coldest weather of the season will be locked in this week. The combination of wind, snow, and cold has sparked lake effect snow warnings for counties south of Buffalo through Wednesday night. Outside of the snow, blowing and drifting will continue to be an issue, even though winds have backed off a bit.

Lake effect snow will likely wind down by Wednesday night into Thursday, however temperatures will continue in the teens and even single digits through the end of the week. That cold should last through New Years into the first week of January. New Years Eve currently looks quite chilly with another round of snow possible!  Snow chances into the weekend are looking good, though timing has been very inconsistent in the models and we will be fine tuning that forecast during the week.

TODAY: Very Cold, Localized Lake Effect Snow South, Partly Sunny elsewhere, High: 14, Low: 5.

WEDNESDAY: Very Cold, Partly Sunny, Scattered Snow Showers,  Lake Effect Continues Mainly South, High: 12, Low: 3.

THURSDAY: Still Bitter Cold, Partly Sunny, Chance of a few Flurries, High: 13, Low: 2

FRIDAY:  Mostly Cloudy, Snow Showers Develop, High: 18, Low: 11

SATURDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Snow Showers Possible, High: 20, Low: 6

NEW YEAR’S EVE SUNDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Snow Showers Possible, Cold, High: 14  Low: 4

NEW YEAR’S DAY: Mostly cloudy, chance for snow showers.  High: 16