The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the entire region. We’re now hours away from snow and sleet moving into Western New York, which will set the stage for challenging travel conditions through the night and into the day on Saturday.
How much snow is going to fall?
Snowfall totals will not be impressive from this event. Even areas nearest Lake Ontario, who are expected to see the most snow, will only get between 4-6 inches of accumulation.
The remainder of the region will see 2-4 inches, with sleet heavily cutting down snowfall totals south of Thruway.
The exception will be communities to the east and north of the Finger Lakes. Parts of the North Country will see between 6-12 inches of total snowfall from this event, as precipitation remains snow for most of it.
What should you expect on the roads tonight?
Precipitation begins by 4 p.m. It will be moderate to heavy at times, and will vary. The evening commute, especially after 6 p.m. will be the most-difficult.
That said, allow yourself an extra few minutes on the road and this will be a very manageable commute.
If you’re traveling north of the Thruway during the overnight hours and into the day on Saturday – conditions will vary significantly.
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