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Lake Effect Snow Could Accumulate Six Inches

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo area is bracing for its first major taste of winter since the Christmas week storm.

A strong cold front moved through the area Tuesday with winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour. Rain changed to snow, as temperatures plunged from a reading of 57 on Monday to the mid 20s late Tuesday.

Lake effect snow will develop early Wednesday in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, accumulating one to three inches by the morning rush hour. The strong winds could cause some blowing and drifting snow, resulting in reduced visibility.

The lake snows will slowly move south during the day Wednesday. Accumulations should total two to four inches, with as six inches in some parts of the Buffalo area.

The National Weather Service has posted a Lake Snow Advisory through Wednesday afternoon.