Heavy snow possible with weekend storm

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 January 2019 at 2:51 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: A barn is shown on North Main Street near the Holley Elementary School last Friday in Holley.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a winter storm watch for this weekend for Orleans County, all of Western New York and north central New York.

Heavy snow is possible with light snow to begin as early as Saturday morning. Snow will become heavy Saturday night and continue into Sunday, the Weather Service said.

Snow will transition to lake effect Sunday night and continue through Monday. At this time, greater than 7 inches of snow is possible. Gusty winds and arctic air will also produce blowing and drifting snow and wind chills well below zero.

“Plan on slippery road conditions,” the Weather Service said. “Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.”

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