For Western New York, Friday’s storm will keep effectively to the west of Buffalo, conserving our complete area within the “heat sector” New Yr’s Day.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed state companies to arrange for a number of storm methods which are anticipated to impression a number of areas via the state with snow, sleep and freezing rain this weekend.
“As we head into New Yr’s weekend, a collection of storms are poised to ship snow, rain, and freezing rain all through the state over the following a number of days,” Governor Cuomo mentioned.
“State companies are already making ready emergency response tools and stand prepared to help any of our native companions if obligatory. New Yorkers also needs to bear in mind to have fun sensible this 12 months. If anybody is touring within the coming days, please use excessive warning whereas driving, particularly in the course of the night and early morning hours, when temperatures could drop under freezing and switch the rain to ice,” Cuomo added.
For Western New York, Friday’s storm will keep effectively to the west of Buffalo, conserving our complete area within the “heat sector” New Yr’s Day. However temperatures simply forward of this method will probably be chilly sufficient for some freezing rain and sleet to combine with rain as precipitation strikes in Friday afternoon.
The very best danger for icy circumstances will probably be in northern Pennsylvania in addition to the inside Southern Tier and Genesee Valley. This wintry combine could final for a number of hours and trigger journey points, particularly if ice is ready to accumulate on surfaces.
Temperatures will slowly rise via Friday night time, and may finally be excessive sufficient for all elements of Western New York to change over to plain rain that may final via Saturday morning. This rain could also be heavy at instances. Scattered showers stay potential via the afternoon.
Rainfall totals with this second storm could attain one inch in some spots. That a lot rain mixed with snow soften will make issues very swampy for a few days. Localized flooding is a risk, particularly for elements of Erie County that picked up shut to 2 toes of snow final week.
The present forecast observe additionally leaves room for some gusty winds later Friday into Saturday too. The precise observe and power of the storm is what is going to decide how extreme the winds might be. A more in-depth go with the middle of the storm would yield stronger winds, whereas a go farther west would reduce the wind risk.