CHEEKTOWAGA – The placement of the lake effect snow bands are coming into focus now that forecasters are within 24-hours of the storm’s start.
As of 6:30 am Tuesday, the National Weather Service says the lake effect bans will start to organize late tonight through Wednesday morning.
The first round of snow will impact the Buffalo Metro area during the morning commute. Snowfall rates may briefly exceed 1 inch per hour and produce a quick 3-5 inches of snow.
The initial ban could fall apart mid to late morning. Forecasters expect a few snow showers after that until Wednesday evening when another lake effect band organizes.
The band will impact the Buffalo Northtowns before moving over the Metro area and into the Boston Hills. Snowfall rates are expected to exceed 1-inch per hour.
Overnight the band of lake effect snow will settle farther south into the northern and
western sections of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.
The band may drift back north Friday but it’s too earlier to pinpoint where it may settle.