Cold and snow: Winter storm watch begins Wednesday evening, ends 1 pm Friday; heavy snow, 9 inches+ possible
If you’re enjoying the snow and cold weather, you may be about to get a lot more. A winter storm watch has been issued for all of western and north central New York by the National Weather Service in Buffalo. The watch will go from Wednesday until 1 p.m. Friday.
Heavy snow is possible with total snow accumulations of 9 inches or more possible. Travel could be very difficult to impossible, the Weather Service said. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute, so people are asked to plan accordingly.
If the snow arrives, it would be the second big storm of the season so far. It would arrive after 40-degree temperatures expected on Wednesday through much of the GLOW region.
Then the rain/snow mix is expected to turn to pure snow Wednesday night, with heavy snow through Thursday and Thursday night, according to the Weather Service. Temperatures will fall to about 30 degrees on Thursday, with highs in the mid-teens expected on Friday.
Although the snow is expected to end Friday, the cold temperatures will remain, with mid-teen highs and single-digit lows expected on Saturday.