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In modifying its forecast, the National Weather Service is now predicting significant lake effect snow for later this afternoon and tonight.  Buffalo, along with parts of Northern Erie and Genesee counties, will be under a winter weather advisory from 4 pm until 1 am Thursday. A lake effect snow warning begins tonight for areas south of the city.


Early Monday morning, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for much of the area. According to meteorologist John Hitchcock, the watch runs from late Tuesday through late Thursday. Throughout that duration, lake effect snow bands will move throughout the area, leaving solid snow piles from Buffalo to Western New York's ski country.


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A series of thunderstorms rolled through Western New York overnight, bringing heavy rains.

This summer may have had a cool, rainy start, but the second half looks drier and warmer, especially over the next couple days.

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February is very close to becoming the coldest month ever in Western New York. 


Winter Storm Warning for Western New York

Feb 2, 2015
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The National Weather Service says a Winter Storm Warning will be in effect until 4 p.m. Monday for most of Western New York. That warning extends to 7 p.m. for Niagara and Orleans counties.

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Forecasters with the National Weather Service are expecting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to be windy rather than white this year. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Meteorologist Jon Hitchcock about the holiday forecast.

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A Chautauqua County man has been arrested, facing charges in the sexual abuse of a minor.

Snow and some of the coldest temperatures "in years" will arrive in Western New York tonight, according to the National Weather Service.