Lake snows are now coming in off Erie & are picking up in intensity & building toward the north & east, as I type early this Thursday afternoon near Buffalo & points east-northeast into Wyoming County. This band of snow will likely extend into Genesee, Orleans, Northern Livingston, Monroe & even spray Northwest Ontario & Wayne counties with snow late today into early tonight. This will likely make for a slick ride home this evening, but during the mid to late evening lake snows should taper & settle back down to the south pretty quickly. Expected accumulations are shown above with the heaviest snows anticipated closer to Lake Erie & the high terrain of Erie & Wyoming counties.
After a mainly quiet overnight for most, except Wyoming, Southern Genesee & parts of Livingston counties where lake snows will continue with the heaviest likely to be in Wyoming County another shot of snow will move through on our Friday. The snow on Friday will be from Lake Ontario lake snows be driven through by a reinforcing cold front due to come through during the mid morning into the midday between about 9 & noon. A quick coating to an inch or two will likely fall with a bit more possible up near the lake shore, especially Wayne County. The snow will taper to flurries for Friday afternoon with a brisk breeze & highs only between 20 & 25.
Friday night will feature a little bit of light snow/flurries, but nothing significant is expected, but Saturday into Saturday night a pretty large storm will produce some accumulating snow for us all. Stay tuned for potential amounts Friday &/or Friday night. It does not look like a huge snow, but definitely shoveable. Brisk winds & colder air will settle in Sunday with some limited lake snow to end the weekend. Highs over the weekend will be in the mid 20s, with much colder wind chills.
Stay tuned for updates regarding the lake snow & synoptic snow over the next few days. The wintry start to the winter season continues...
Have a great end to the work week everyone!