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12:45 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Severe wind chills will follow morning snow

Blowing, heavy snow fell across the area prior to Monday morning's commute, impacting the start of school for many Western New York districts.  While the snow should cease for the most part, strong winds will present a new set of problems.

Snow covered and slick Colvin Avenue in North Buffalo Monday morning.
Snow covered and slick Colvin Avenue in North Buffalo Monday morning.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

A Wind Chill Warning has been issued from 3 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday for the area.

"Even though we're still in the twenties for this morning, temperatures in the single digits are off to our west," National Weather Service meteorologist Dave  Thomas told WBFO News around 5 a.m. "That's going to be coming across Lake Erie  into Western New York this afternoon and bringing dangerously low wind chills for overnight."

"There is a little bit of a break coming up toward the end of the week," Thomas promised, predicting temperatures in the 20's and low 30's. 

Digging out in Buffalo from overnight snow fall.
Digging out in Buffalo from overnight snow fall.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

Overnight snow fall slowed the morning commute for drivers down to a crawl along major highways and area roadways.  Snow covered, slick roads had drivers inching along on the 190, 290 and 400 as well as major thoroughfares into downtown Buffalo.