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Storm to bring high winds and lake effect snow tonight

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A weekend weather system will force Western New Yorkers to take caution. National Weather Service Meteorologist Kirk Apffel states that the storm will begin with gusting winds tonight, which will also lead to high waves along the Lake Erie shore. Both a Wind Advisory and a Lakeshore Flood Advisory will be in effect overnight. A Lake Effect Snow Watch will be posted for the persistent snow regions, but Apffel assures that this is not a system like the Snowvember Storm.

"This type of storm system, with the flow, it's not conducive to a singular, intense band. Any time you get the intense band, you have to be real careful, and if the band doesn't move, like the last one didn't, you can get these really high amounts. In this case, we're not looking for that type of a singular band. So yes, there will be lake effect snow, but we're not looking for any amounts anywhere close to what we saw before.”

The Lake Effect Snow Watch goes into effect tonight and will last until Monday morning.

As many as 6 inches of snow are expected.

Saturday & Sunday 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.