The upcoming winter’s system won’t bring much snow by our standards, but that’s due to the mixing of snow.
Buffalo, New York – The low pressure area will approach southwest on Monday and a patch of snow will spread across the area starting early Tuesday morning.
Temperatures will likely remain low enough for just a slight snowfall north of Thruway, but the southern and northern Pennsylvania layer should warm enough to allow the snow to mix with sleet and rain. This system will also provide refreshing conditions with easterly winds of up to 20 to 30 mph.
A set of winter weather guidelines will go into effect for the entire region with the simultaneous arrival of the rain, which will spread from south to north.
a Winter weather alert It was also released to Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, and Potter and McCain counties in North PA from 4 am-7pm on Tuesday. A winter mixture of frost and freezing rain will likely be present. The snow accumulation will likely be less than two inches.
a Winter weather alert Released to Southern Erie and Wyoming counties from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday. Snow accumulations are expected to total 2 to 3 inches.
a Winter weather alert It was released to Niagara, Northern Erie, Orleans and Genesee counties from 8 AM Tuesday through 1 AM Wednesday. Snow totals will be higher here without any expected mixing and should reach 3 to 5 inches.
Any mixed precipitation should turn into light snow late Tuesday evening and last a few more hours. The rains for the entire area will end before sunrise on Wednesday. Expect slippery roads for both commutes on Tuesday and then maybe some leftovers on the side roads on Wednesday morning.