4 to 7 inches of snow could fall by Thursday afternoon

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 February 2016 at 12:00 am

File photo by Tom Rivers – This photo from March 2014 shows the Farmers’ Hall at the Cobblestone Museum on Route 98 with lots of snow on the museum grounds.

There hasn’t been much snow so far this winter, but there will be some today and Thursday. The National Weather Service in Buffalo is forecasting 4 to 7 inches for Orleans, Niagara and Monroe counties from 4 p.m. today until 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Visibility could be as low as a half mile at times due to snow and winds from 15 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 35 mph. The Weather Service is also warning of extreme cold on Thursday when the wind chill will be 3 below zero.

Today the temperature is forecast for a high of 30, but will fall on Thursday to a high of 16. Friday there will be a high of 23, followed by Saturday when the high temperature will only be 1 degree.