Lake effect snow band fires up in time for morning commute

Posted at 12:46 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 16:22:06-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — You'll want to leaves your house a few minutes early Wednesday morning as a band of lake effect snow will move into the Southtowns and Buffalo area during the morning commute.

A cold front will send temperatures tumbling from the 40s to below freezing Tuesday afternoon.

Rain showers will switch to snow and standing water/slush will be subject to a flash freeze. Lake snow will begin Tuesday evening and continue into Wednesday. The snow will start in the Southern Tier and work its way toward the City of Buffalo by Wednesday morning. The band will intensify over the Northtowns near the lunch hour before swinging back through the City of Buffalo and Southtowns on its way to the deeper Southern Tier for the evening. Gusty winds and intense snow will make travel difficult throughout the day on Wednesday.

The 7 First Alert Weather Team will be keeping a close eye on this system as it gets closer to Western New York. You can find the latest forecast updates and 7 Super Doppler Radar by clicking this link.