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Is a snow day on the way? What schools will be watching overnight

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 13:28:04-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's a question many parents, students, teachers and administrators are asking, "will Tuesday be a snow day?"

There's no doubt Western New York is going to get a healthy dose of wintry weather, with the worst of it arriving overnight Monday into Tuesday.

So, while you're sleeping, dreaming of a snow day, school Superintendents will be on the road, monitoring conditions to see if your dream will become a reality.

Each school has a different amount of snow days per school year, but school Superintendents say the actual number doesn't matter--it's safety of students that's first priority.

Here's an hour-by-hour breakdown of what we'll be seeing here in Western New York.

MONDAY:

  • 12pm Light snow with temperatures near 30 degrees.
  • 2pm Light snow with temperatures near 30 degrees.
  • 4pm Light to moderate snow with temperatures in the upper 20s. About 1-2" of snow on the ground by this time.
  • 6pm Moderate snow with temperatures in the upper 20s. Winds on the increase.
  • 8pm Moderate snow with temperatures in the mid 20s. About 2-4" of snow on the ground by this time.
  • 10pm Moderate to heavy snow with temperatures in the mid 20s. Travel will be difficult.
  • 12am Moderate to heavy snow with temperatures in the mid 20s. About 4-7" of snow on the ground by this time.

Here's what you can expect to see out your windows as you roll out of bed on Tuesday.

The first thing you'll want to do when the alarm rings Tuesday morning, is check the WKBW app. There you'll find thevery latest school closings and delays. You can also find them right here on WKBW.com.
Then, make sure you tune into the 7 First Alert Morning Team with Aaron Mentkowski, Ed Drantch, Katie Morse, Jeff Slawson and Rebecca Thornbug. They're hard at work while the rest of us sleeps to make sure you know what to expect the moment you walk out the door, or whether you can go back to bed.