Scattered snow with lake effect south of Buffalo, significant accumulation for ski country

Today's Forecast

…Lake Effect Snow Warning for Southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus Counties until 7 am Tuesday…

…Winter Weather Advisory for Allegany County until 5 am Tuesday…

…Winter Weather Advisory for Northern Erie County from 6 pm Monday through 7 pm Tuesday…

While we are waking up to some coatings of snow around the metro, lake effect has been dumping heavier snow focused in Southern Erie and Wyoming, and northern Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties with several inches already on the ground, and more on the way for the next 24 hours. Snow will continue to focus in these areas today, but expect the lake effect band to weaken through the midday hours. An additional 3-6″ of snow will fall across the hills south of Buffalo throughout the day, and another 3-6″ tonight as lake effect restrengthens. This will bring some totals in the harder hit areas over 1 foot by Tuesday morning. Lake snow will shift north into the southtowns overnight tonight, with 3-7″ overnight. This will certainly bring a very messy morning commute for Tuesday, particularly around the southtowns and Buffalo metro.

For our northern counties including Buffalo, scattered snow showers during the day will bring minimal accumulation, but some slick spots are still possible. The bulk of our snow falls tonight, with a general 1-3″ possibly by Tuesday morning.

Occasional bouts of snow showers will continue off and on much of next week, which will add a couple spotty inches from time to time. This is more likely across the hills south of Buffalo, but we will see some around the metro as well. Overall, a colder and occasionally snowy weather pattern lasts through next week. Cold weather should stick around next weekend, but with high pressure building in, mostly areas look dry with even some sunshine.

M.L.KING MONDAY: Snow Showers, and Localized Heavier Lake Effect Snow south, Additional 3-6″ ski country, Wind: WNW 5-10, gustier hills, High: 30-35.

TONIGHT: Scattered snow showers, Lake effect snow south shifts into the Southtowns, 3-7″ possible overnight, 1-3″ northern counties, Wind: WSW 6-12, Low: 22-29.

TUESDAY: Cloudy, Occasional snow, some lake effect around Buffalo, 3-5″ possible, Wind: WSW 10-20 G30, High: 29-33, Low: 22.

WEDNESDAY: AM Snow Showers, tapering PM, High: 26, Low: 23.

THURSDAY: Becoming Breezy, Increasing Snow Showers, possibly some Rain Mix develops during the afternoon, High: 37, Low: 29.

FRIDAY: Considerable Clouds, Localized lake effect snow develops, mainly south, High: 33, Low: 20.

SATURDAY: Mostly to Partly Cloudy, Cold, Few snow showers possible, High: 25, Low: 17.

SUNDAY: Partly Sunny, High: 26.

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