Lake Effect Snow Possible for WNY on Thursday
It felt really nice on Tuesday. Sure, it was a bit windy but when the temperature is 70 degrees in March, we will gladly take it!
What we don't want to take is more cold and snow (unless you like that sort of thing). It's officially April on Thursday but if you're hoping for an April Fool's Joke, this isn't it. It's very much real.
WGRZ reports that rain will impact Western New York on Wednesday with dropping temperatures. By the overnight into Thursday morning, some areas could see heavy, wet snow.
The heaviest snow should stay off to the far eastern portion of Western New York with 5-8 inches possible. There's a Winter Storm Watch in effect for Allegany County from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Later on Thursday there is even room for some scattered lake effect snow showers to kick up, likely during the afternoon and early evening.
Buffalo could see up to 2 inches (areas north could see less than an inch), while areas south and east should see a bit more. 2-5 inches is possible.
Totals could be slightly less or higher based on exactly where the low pressure system goes, according to WGRZ. Let's hope it shifts as far east as possible, although I'm sure the fine folks in the central southern part of the state, along with the Finger Lakes don't want that!