BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — After quiet weather days on Wednesday and Thursday our weather will take a more "active" turn on Friday.
A strong cold front will move through WNY on Friday. Winds and temperatures will increase Friday morning bringing rain and possible freezing rain to the Southern Tier to start the day.
Temperatures will then tumble and the wintry mix will change to all snow. Cold temperatures aloft, ample moisture, and winds forecast to be southwesterly could mean a significant lake effect snow event northeast of Lake Erie. This snow would continue Friday night through Saturday.
Lake Erie is only 14.5% ice-covered with most of that ice on the western end of the lake near Toledo.
On Sunday another system moves through WNY bringing general snow to the area early in the day. Expect lake effect snow to fire up once again late Sunday through Monday which could make for another round of significant lake effect snow.
We'll be dealing with the snow and a blast of cold air to end the weekend, when we're expecting some of the coldest air of the season. Highs on Monday and Tuesday will be in the teens.