The region's residents know very well the possibilities of lake effect snow, which can pile up quickly in some areas while other locales receive very little precipitation. Dave Thomas of the National Weather Service says that will be the case in the coming days. As three feet of snow hits areas to the south, Buffalo and its northern suburbs should see only a dusting of snow.
Meteorologist Dave Thomas of the National Weather Service discusses the coming weather with WBFO.
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.
In a week that brought Buffalo its worst blizzard in recent years, any weather would seem to bring relief. However, despite the arrival of milder temperatures, new public safety concerns are being raised.