BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Hold onto your hats. No, really! The wind is howling across Western New York this morning. Also, be extra careful while walking to work this morning. Parking lots and sidewalks in spots are icy.
Winter Weather Advisory for Southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus until 1am Thursday. Expect snow and blowing snow.
Wind Advisory for all of WNY except Allegany County until 10pm Wednesday. Winds will gust out of the southwest 50mph.
Lakeshore Flood Advisory for Erie and Chautauqua counties through 10PM Wednesday as lake waters rise along the lake shore with gusty southwest winds.
The wind will continue to push you around throughout the day. Much of Western New York will see some snow today. A bulk of the snow will fall in ski country. That's where a winter weather advisory is in place. Folks living on the hills in extreme southern Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus County may have to break out the shovels by the end of the day. Neighbors in Buffalo and the southtowns can expect anywhere from a dusting to about an inch. In other words, you can leave the shovels in the garage.
Your commute into work won't be as bad as Tuesday's. Winds will eventually begin to subside towards the dinner hour.
Nature plans on leaving behind cruel old man winter on Valentine's Day. Yes, there will be a blanket of clouds and a few leftover snow showers. But the wind and arctic chill will be a thing of the past.
The warmest part of your Friday will be the morning. By warm, we mean temperatures around 40F. Not quite warm enough to break out the shorts.
Temperatures will drop through the day with rain showers changing over to snow showers. Nature will also throw in a gusty wind to remind us what season we're in.