First Alert Weather Update: Light snow for everyone tonight, then significant lake effect for some 

[anvplayer video=”5147863″ station=”998131″]

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – An area of light snow moving in will continue for a period this evening and overnight, before tapering by morning. Most are still expected to see a coating to an inch or two of snow on the grass Wednesday morning, but the majority of the snow will have ended by the time the morning commute begins. Because of this, we’ve dropped the Yellow Alert for Wednesday morning, as any impacts on roads should be fairly minor. First Alert meteorologists Rich Caniglia and Alex Bielfeld will have the latest forecast and conditions as you’re heading out the door on News10NBC Today starting at 4:30AM. 

Our attention then turns to a potentially significant lake effect event for the Buffalo region starting Friday. A band of heavy lake effect snow will develop Thursday night, impacting Erie County and the Buffalo area, but also Genesee and Orleans counties, where Winter Storm Watches are posted through the weekend. Amounts won’t be as impressive the further east you go from Buffalo, but Thruway travel will be difficult , and the Buffalo area will likely be measuring their snow in feet by Sunday. Speaking of Sunday, the Bills game may also be impacted by this, with snow still falling, and plenty on the ground. Closer to home – we may see several inches of snow making it into western parts of Monroe County, but little to nothing is expected near Rochester and points east. The First Alert Weather Team is tracking this evening, and will provide continuous updates on timing and amounts of snow through the weekend.