Winter Weather Advisory for all of WNY for Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon. 1-3" of snow possible and a tenth of an inch of ice possible.
Winter Storm Watch for Orleans, Genesee, southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties from Thursday evening through Friday night. Several inches of snow possible.
Break down of winter storm through Friday evening.
Clouds increase and snow approaches WNY from southwest to northeast.
Snow showers continue to move north with freezing rain mixing in for the S.Tier (south of Springville)
Snow continues for the Niagara Frontier. Freezing rain moves north along a Buffalo to Batavia line. Rain approaches for northern Pennsylvania.
Totals at this point.
1-3" snow for areas north of Springville
.1" of ice for points south of Springville.
Snow line is now near Lockport and Medina and the threat of freezing rain is between Buffalo, Jamestown Springville and Batavia. As temperatures reach into the upper 30s for the S.Tier precipitation switches to rain for a time.
Ice totals are low, under or near .1".
Precipitation remains in the form of snow for the Niagara Frontier.
Freezing rain moves southward, south of the Thruway.
Rain is pushed to the Pennsylvania line.
Snow is another 1-3"
Ice accumulation about .1"-.2" for S.Tier.
Turning to snow for all of WNY.
At this point 4-7" From Buffalo to Batavia
1-3" for the S.Tier since most precip is in the form of rain or freezing rain until Friday morning.
Snow showers across all of WNY.
Generally an additional 3-6" of Snow possible through the day.
We'll continue to watch how this system evolves and let you know if the boundary which is the dividing line between rain/freezing rain/snow changes and causes shifts in the amount of snow/ice. We'll be paying very close attention across the S.Tier Thursday evening since the most amount of freezing rain may fall within that time-period. Power outages are possible if ice accumulation is near a quarter inch.