JAMESTOWN – As we’ve been discussing all week, we are gearing up for our first lake effect snow event of the season this weekend.
First off, a system currently in the midwest will be moving towards Western New York tomorrow. The precipitation will start off as a rain/snow mix, then change over to all snow for the morning hours, before changing back to all rainfall or the later afternoon
This snow will have the potential to stick, with a slushy accumulation upwards of three inches possible in some spots before the transition to rain.
That will set the stage for Lake Erie to trigger a responce in the form of lake effect snow Friday night through early Sunday. Models are still suggesting a band of lake snow mainly focusing across Ski Country and the Southern Tier.
A good plowable amount upwards of six inches are possible along the highest hills, with three to five inches possible along the lowest elevations.
Cold air is here to say for next week, with a chance for light lake effect snow pockets nearly each and every day.
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