Winter Storm Warning In Effect From 4 a.m. Friday To 5 a.m. Saturday

…Winter Storm Warning In Effect From 4 AM Friday To 5 AM EST Saturday… The National Weather Service In Buffalo Has Issued A Winter Storm Warning For Heavy Snow…Sleet…And Freezing Rain…Which Is In Effect From 4 AM Friday To 5 AM EST Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch Is No Longer In Effect. * Locations…Southern Tier…Upper Genesee Valley And Finger Lakes. * Timing…Late Tonight Through Late Friday Night. * Hazards…Snow…Sleet…And Freezing Rain. * Accumulations…Snow And Sleet Accumulating 4 To 8 Inches. Ice Accumulating Less Than One Tenth Of An Inch Overnight And Less Than One Tenth Of An Inch Friday…Leading To Storm Totals Of Up To One Tenth Of An Inch. * Visibilities…A Half Mile Or Less. * Impacts…Combination Of Snow…Sleet And Freezing Rain Will Result In Very Hazardous Driving Conditions. The Steadiest Snow Is Expected To Fall Late Friday Morning Through Friday Evening…But The Risk For Icy Conditions Will Begin Late Tonight And Continue Into Friday Morning When The Chances For Sleet And Freezing Rain Will Be Greatest.

A Winter Storm Warning Is Issued When Severe Winter Weather Is Expected. Heavy Snow And/Or Ice Will Cause Hazardous Driving Conditions. If You Will Be Traveling In The Warning Area You Should Choose An Alternate Route If Possible, Or You Should Use Extreme Caution If Travel Is Unavoidable. If You Lose Power And Plan On Running A Generator…Make Sure That The Generator Is Located Outdoors And Is Properly Ventilated. Space Heaters Should Also Be Properly Ventilated And Used Only If They Are Operating Properly. Make Sure Snow Does Not Block Exhausts And Fresh Air Intakes For High Efficiency Furnaces And Water Heaters. 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. Report Snow And Ice Accumulation To The National Weather Service In Buffalo By Sending An Email To Bufstorm.Report@Noaa.Gov… Posting To The Nws Buffalo Facebook Page…Or Tweet…Using The Hashtag Bufwx