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Lake effect snow coming tonight

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley
First snowfall hits Buffalo Friday morning.

Local residents should expect two bouts of snow over the next 24 hours. Meteorologist David Thomas of the National Weather Service in Buffalo says precipitation arriving during the day today will eventually change to rain later this afternoon. The heaviest snow should come overnight with some areas seeing up to a half-foot of snow.  A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Buffalo on Saturday from 3 am until 1 pm.

Here's the statement from the National Weather Service:


* WHAT...Lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches expected in the most persistent lake snows.

* WHERE...Northern Erie and Genesee counties. Generally along and south of a Buffalo to Batavia line.

* WHEN...From 3 AM to 1 PM EST Saturday.  

Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley
First snowfall in Buffalo Friday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Visibilities will be reduced in falling and blowing snow.    

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Lake effect snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities.

Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Jay joined Buffalo Toronto Public Media in 2008 and has been local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" ever since. In June, 2022, he was named one of the co-hosts of WBFO's "Buffalo, What's Next."

A graduate of St. Mary's of the Lake School, St. Francis High School and Buffalo State College, Jay has worked most of his professional career in Buffalo. Outside of public media, he continues in longstanding roles as the public address announcer for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and as play-by-play voice of Canisius College basketball.