Local residents should expect two bouts of snow over the next 24 hours. Meteorologist David Thomas of the National Weather Service in Buffalo says precipitation arriving during the day today will eventually change to rain later this afternoon. The heaviest snow should come overnight with some areas seeing up to a half-foot of snow. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Buffalo on Saturday from 3 am until 1 pm.
Here's the statement from the National Weather Service:
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY...
* WHAT...Lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches expected in the most persistent lake snows.
* WHERE...Northern Erie and Genesee counties. Generally along and south of a Buffalo to Batavia line.
* WHEN...From 3 AM to 1 PM EST Saturday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Visibilities will be reduced in falling and blowing snow.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Lake effect snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities.