There will be plenty of clouds around overnight and Friday, though we will likely remain dry until Friday evening. Our next wintry weather system moves in this weekend. Right now it looks like rain rolls in across WNY Friday night. In the hills it will be a cold rain, however the latest computer models are holding off the coldest air a bit longer than previously expected. While this will likely contribute to lower snowfall totals and higher rain totals, the timing of the changeover is still a focus of our forecast.
Currently it may take until about mid day Saturday for minor slushy accumulations to start sticking to roads. Overnight into Sunday there will still be some room for rain, freezing rain, and even pockets of sleet. The better window for snow for many areas will be from Saturday night into Sunday afternoon. We will be continuing to focus on snow totals, though around the metro we are not expecting anything major with many totals likely to fall in the 2-4″ range.
Quiet weather returns for the first half of next week following room for some light snow early Monday with continued slightly above average temperatures..
THURSDAY NIGHT. Mostly Cloudy, Low: 17 deep valleys, 27 lakeshore, Wind: Mostly Calm
FRIDAY: Cloudier, still some breaks, High: 44, Wind: E 5-15, Rain develops overnight. Low: 34
SATURDAY: Rain slowly changes to wet clumpy snow. Little accumulation except perhaps 1-2″ on the hilltops, High: 38, Low: 32
SUNDAY: Snow Showers, possibly mixed with some Drizzle with some additional accumulation, High: 36, Low: 230
MONDAY: Mostly Cloudy, High: 36, Low: 26
TUESDAY: Mostly Cloudy, High: 37, Low: 24
WEDNESDAY: Mostly Cloudy, High: 37, Low: 27
THURSDAY: Light Snow, High: 35, Low: 30