BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Lake Effect Snow Warning is in effect for southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Allegany and Cattaraugus counties until 10 a.m. Saturday.

An additional 6 to 12 inches of snow is expected in those areas. The heaviest snow will fall later Friday, with possible wind gusts up to 40 mph.

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All advisories have been allowed to expire for the Niagara Frontier and the Buffalo Metro area. In the city, new snow totals are expected to be between 1 to 3 inches through Saturday morning.

However, that snow may come down in a hurry as bands of lake effect snow pass through the area Friday night. Wind gusts may still reach 40 mph on Friday.

The lake snow on Saturday will mainly be in the Southern Tier in the morning but then move north in the afternoon. Not much in accumulation, with 1 and possibly 2 inches.

Sunday we will have a few leftover snow showers in the morning with clearing in the afternoon. By Sunday night our next system arrives with snow showers changing to rain by Monday. Look for warmer temperatures next week with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s.

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