Lake Effect Snow Throughout the Great Lakes
Bands of lake effect snow showers will be found through the Great Lakes into Thursday morning. Alerts have been issued from Upper Michigan to Western New York from Lake Superior to Lake Ontario.
Up to a foot of snow is possible, especially downstream of Lake Erie and Ontario. Squalls could be locally intense at times, producing low visibility as winds gust to 40 mph at times.
Moderate to heavy lake effect snow and blowing snow coming to portions of Western and North Central New York. Lake Effect Snow Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect from later tonight through late Wednesday night. For more details go to https://t.co/FsniUDdeXY pic.twitter.com/6ZXAvbjBok
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) December 17, 2019
Lake effect snow will continue today, once again targeting the typical snowbelts of northwest lower and eastern upper Michigan. The majority of snow gradually diminishes this afternoon through this evening. Allow extra travel time with snow-covered roads and reduced visibility. pic.twitter.com/aSRAygXHjS
— NWS Gaylord (@NWSGaylord) December 18, 2019
Arctic air has been dropping southward behind a cold front, now in the Northeast. The front will enhance lake effect bands through the afternoon (Wednesday). Lake effect snows will diminish as another system approaches from the west Thursday, warming temperatures and changing wind directions.