Tonight and heading into the weekend, we could see a Winter Wonderland across Western New York.

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The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Southern Erie, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus counties starting tonight at 7 pm and going through Friday afternoon at 1 pm.

During the Winter Weather Advisory, those areas under the advisory could see anywhere between 3 inches to over 7 inches of snow. This would be the biggest snowfall the area would see so far this season.

The Winter weather won't stop this weekend. Long-range forecasts are calling for major snowfall all next week with a nasty snowstorm expected to sweep across Western New York next Wednesday and Thursday. We could see snow totals well over 5 inches in parts of the Southern Tier.

Snow is not unusual during the middle of November here in Western New York, but when you are going to get a couple of days of 3 or 4 inches of snow, you will want to start planning ahead to make sure your holiday plans don't fall apart.

You may want to stock up on your Thanksgiving dinner foods soon than later as the weather might impact travel next week.

So is this just the beginning of a nasty winter here in Western New York? Yes and no. The Farmer's Almanac said that Western New York will see a nasty start to the Winter season but then get milder in the early part of 2022. We could then see another nasty round of Winter weather to close out the Winter season before a rainy Spring season descends upon us in 2022.

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