The big news in Western New York is the harsh weather conditions that will be sweeping through the region starting Thursday.

There's a Blizzard Warning for Southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Allegany and Cattaraugus counties from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 4 p.m. on Friday, according to WGRZ Weather.

Snow of 1-2 feet is expected with gusts up to 55 mph. Some places could get 30 inches!!

The Winter Storm Warning is in place from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 1 p.m. Thursday for the Buffalo metro and areas north.

7-10 inches of snow is expected there.

With the strong wind gusts and heavy snow, driving will be nearly impossible for areas in Western New York tomorrow. Periods of zero visibility.

If you don't have to be at work on Thursday, it's a safe bet to stay in. Power outages are also possible with the winds. Travel will be extremely difficult, especially during Thursday.

Lake effect snow bands set up, mostly across the southern tier by the weekend.

Read the full report on WGRZ.

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