First Alert Weather Update: Watching heavy snow to our west this weekend

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – We’ll be spectators to western New York’s next snow event – lake effect from Lake Erie. Any passing rain or wet snow showers tonight won’t accumulate for us, and a plume of lake effect develops off of Lake Erie. This will begin to accumulate around and just south of Buffalo, also stretching into western parts of Genesee and Wyoming Counties. This will continue through Saturday and Saturday night, before slowly dropping south and weakening on Sunday. The Buffalo area will likely see 1-2 feet of snow, western Genesee and Wyoming Counties 6-12″, with amounts dropping off significantly any further east, and closer to Rochester.  If you’re heading to Orchard Park for the Bills game, dress for temperatures in the 20s, wind chills in the teens, and accumulating snow. 

Much of next week will be quiet with a few flurries and snow showers (little/no accumulation), and seasonably cool temperatures. We’re tracking what could be an impactful winter storm next Thursday and Friday. It is still very early, and the track will determine what kind of weather and how much snow we may see, so we’ll keep you posted through the weekend on News10NBC on air and online. Whether or not we get significant snow, or just a little, whatever we get will stick around into Christmas, as we’ll get a punch of chilly Arctic air following that storm system, with highs likely in the 20s for Christmas weekend.