From spring to winter in 24 hours

Posted at 7:42 AM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 07:42:18-04

Would you rather wear rain boots or snow boots? If you live in the Southern Tier, you'll have the opportunity to wear both over the next 48 hours. 

Everybody will see drops turn to flakes after dinner. And you thought we were done with winter! Here's what you can expect over the next 48 hours. 


- Rain, rain, go away! Plenty of rain and liquid on the way for everyone in Western New York. That's why everyone is under a flood watch from Thursday to Saturday. 

- Got an umbrella? Use it! No escaping the showers today. There may be a few intermittent breaks in between the action, depending on where you live. 

- Temperatures make it into the mid 50s this afternoon. Then it's all downhill! 

- Eventually, drops will turn to flakes after dinner tonight. 


- Your morning commute will be a white one. Snow will fall fast enough to accumulate and create some slick spots on the roads. 

- As for accumulation, people living along the Chautauqua Ridge will need the shovels. Much less as you head into the Southtowns and Northtowns, with an inch of slushy accumulation. 

- Snow switches a rain/snow mix during late morning for areas in Niagara and Orleans County. 

- Strong breeze out of the north will keep the shorelines of Lake Erie and Ontario warmer than everybody else, giving you folks the least accumulation, and more rain than snow.  

- Southern Tier remains all snow. Temperatures will remain around freezing for you folks.

Need a break from what's been a wild rollercoaster? Look no further than Monday, where temperatures will be in the 70s.