Freezing rain in forecast for Wednesday, before temps get into 40s

Photo by Tom Rivers: A hydrant in Albion is buried in snow today. Local fire departments urge people to keep hydrants clear of ice and snow so firefighters can see the hydrants and access them easily if there is an emergency.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 January 2019 at 4:44 pm

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a winter weather advisory for Wednesday from 2 a.m. until 2 p.m. for Orleans and Western New York.

Freezing rain is expected with total ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch and winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

“Plan on slippery road conditions,” the Weather Service said. “The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.”

After freezing rain tonight, there will be rain in the morning and then a high of 42. Thursday is forecast for a high of 32 with scattered flurries, a high near 20 on Friday with a chance of snow showers, and a high near 16 on Saturday.

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