Potentially Hazardous Driving Conditions In WNY, Beware Of Snow, Ice And Rain
Most of Western New York should expect potentially hazardous winter conditions on Wednesday, January 25, possibly into Thursday, January 26, 2023. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Winter Weather Advisory.
At 9:28 pm on Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued the winter weather advisory for Niagara, Orleans, Northern Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Southern Erie Counties. Cities affected by the warning include Niagara Falls, Medina, Buffalo, Batavia, Warsaw, Jamestown, Olean, Orchard Park, and Springville.
WNYers should expect snow, mixed with rain in some parts of the region. There is also the potential for ice, which along with wing gusts and snow accumulations, could make travel dangerous. The weather advisory is in effect from 7 am through 10 pm Wednesday. Slippery and hazardous road conditions could affect the morning and evening commute.
Snow and mixed precipitation expected. Precipitation may remain all snow longer across Niagara and Orleans counties. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, locally higher in Niagara and Orleans counties. Ice accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch across the Southern Tier. Winds gusting over 30 mph. Additional snow is expected later Wednesday night through Thursday across Western New York.
According to Weather.com, up to 5 inches of snow are expected to fall in the Buffalo area in the next 48 hours. The temperature will hover just below or eight above freezing throughout the day.
A similar winter weather advisory is also in effect for portions of the Finger Lakes - Monroe, Wayne, Northern, Cayuga, Livingston, Ontario, and Allegany Counties, including the cities of Rochester, Newark, Fair Haven, Geneseo,
Canandaigua, and Wellsville.