Weather Authority: Snow likely for Wednesday morning commute


The National Weather Service says up to a half-foot of snow could fall on Kewaunee, Door and Manitowoc counties by late Wednesday afternoon, as a clipper-type low pressure system is expected to drop over the state late Tuesday night into Wednesday. Most of that snow will accumulate Tuesday night. Two to three times as much snow is expected in these areas through Tuesday evening compared to the Mohawk Valley and remainder of the area.

After about 1.5 inches of snow fell over the weekend in Metro Detroit, meteorologists said snow will continue into Tuesday. "Total snow accumulations of 4-6" are expected around Buffalo and 4-8" in Niagara and Orleans counties.

Be very careful if you will be out and about tonight and especially the morning rush Wednesday, as many roads will become slick and snow covered tonight, especially late tonight into Wednesday across CNY. This trend will continue through the evening, then the lake-effect will completely end overnight.

It's blustery, windy and cold out there, and the Lake Erie waves are churning!

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The remainder of the work week will have continuing chances for lake-effect snow showers and flurries.

Tired shovelers in Buffalo and Watertown should get a break with this round, however, as winds out of the northwest set up over the region, and steer the heaviest snow further south than the weekend's event. The watch began at midnight Monday.

The National Weather Service predicts temperature highs will be in the upper teens Wednesday.

It won't get quite that cold in Upstate New York, but this is likely to be the coldest air we've felt since March - nine months ago.