Lake effect could drop 4 to 6 inches

Staff Reports Posted 8 January 2015 at 12:00 am

Doug Jordan of Hamlin sent in this photo of a horse and buggy from last year when he lived in Lyndonville.

Orleans County could be hit with 4 to 6 inches of snow tonight through 10 a.m. Friday.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a lake effect snow advisory for Orleans and Niagara counties from 10 p.m. today through 10 a.m. Friday. About 3 to 5 inches are expected tonight with another inch in the morning.

The snow will be combined with southwest winds at 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 45 mph. That could reduce visibility to less than a quarter mile at times.

“If you will be traveling across the region be prepared for rapid changes in road and visibility conditions,” the Weather Service said.