Lake snows to dump two feet of snow in areas south of Buffalo

Jan 8, 2019

A Winter Storm Warning is posted from 1 a.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Thursday for Southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. 

The National Weather Service in Buffalo says heavy lake effect snows are expected in those areas with up to two feet of snow. Winds will be gusting as high as 40 miles per hour and will create blowing snow conditions.  

Past lake effect snows along Lake Erie.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Rain showers will move across the region Tuesday evening, then rain and snow showers begin after midnight. An inch or less of snow will fall with winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour.

Wednesday snow and blowing snow will begin with one to two inches of accumulation. It will be turn much colder with temperatures around 30.  Another two to three inches of snow will fall Wednesday evening. 

Thursday expect more snow fall with highs only in the mid-20’s. Forecasters are predicting about four inches of snow in the metro Buffalo area.