Winter Storm Watch In Effect Thursday Night Through Saturday Morning

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH

SATURDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM

WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH

SATURDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS…THE WESTERN SOUTHERN TIER AND WESTERN FINGER LAKES.

* TIMING…OVERNIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY

MORNING.

* HAZARDS…INITIALLY A MIX OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN OVERNIGHT

THURSDAY NIGHT…CHANGING OVER TO HEAVY SNOW FRIDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS…ICE POTENTIALLY ACCUMULATING LESS THAN ONE

TENTH OF AN INCH OVERNIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE FRIDAY THROUGH

EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING…ANY SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN

THAT OCCURS WILL STAY FROZEN ON UNTREATED ROADS AND SIDEWALKS.

PARTICULARLY WITH HEAVY SNOW FALLING ON TOP OF THAT…ROADS AND

SIDEWALKS COULD BECOME VERY SLIPPERY MAKING FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* FORECASTER CONFIDENCE…LOW TO MEDIUM ON THE SLEET AND FREEZING

RAIN THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. MEDIUM TO HIGH ON THE HEAVY SNOW

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THAT HEAVY SNOW AND/OR ICE

ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE. IF YOU ARE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA…

REMAIN ALERT TO RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF

WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS

CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUFFALO.