Combination of freezing rain, sleet and snow will move through the area this evening. While not much snow is expected with this storm, the threat is high for a significant icing event and sleet accumulations.
The icy mix is crossing western New York, starting with snow showers and sleet, changing to freezing rain late this evening. Expect slick roads and sidewalks as the freezing rain arrives. As temperatures rise overnight, the icy mix will switch to rain.
Winds will increase over Chautauqua and Southern Erie counties with gusts near 50mph. The combination of icy tree branches and power lines with gusty winds will create the opportunity for power outages for portions of the area later in the evening and overnight. You should expect hazardous conditions on area roadways throughout all of WNY.
As Tuesday arrives, it will be windy and wet with as high of 45 degrees.
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