Meteorologist Stevie Daniels breaks down the timeline for the snow showers for tonight and through the weekend.
The light snow showers will reach its peak in areal coverage by mid-evening to the south of Buffalo. Snowfall accumulations will be minor, with a spotty coating to less than 1″.
After the snow showers wind down from west to east after midnight, the bulk of Saturday will be precipitation free. The next round of snow showers arrive for Saturday night. Less than an inch is expected toward Buffalo with perhaps at most 1-2″ across the hilltops in the Southern Tier. Localized amounts upwards of 3″ cannot be completely ruled out.
Another disturbance will trigger a few scattered snow showers during Sunday, but there should be a fair amount of melting as temperatures will be above freezing. Some drizzle is possible as well. Winds will turn breezy Sunday night into Monday with wind gusts upwards of 35 mph at times. Stronger wind gusts are possible closer to Lake Erie. We get a taste of spring-like air early in the week before colder air moves in later in the week. Expect light snow Wednesday mixed with rain at times. Another disturbance impacts the region toward Friday.