BUFFALO, N.Y. — Wednesday's snow showers kicked off an unsettled stretch that will bring a daily snow chance through Sunday, at least. Thankfully, none of these upcoming systems look to be the caliber of a winter storm.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended until 11 a.m. Friday for southern Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties. Slippery and snow covered roads are expected from mixed precipitation falling during the advisories. An additional 5 to 10 inches of snow could accumulate there through Friday morning.
Temperatures Thursday will fall into the mid-upper 20s under a mostly cloudy sky. While light flurries are possible across Western New York, the heavier snow showers will stay concentrated across the Southern Tier, the advised area, Thursday evening.
By Friday, a new weather system will begin to move into the Great Lakes and eventually into Ontario for the weekend. This system could bring light snow Friday night and Saturday with both days staying relatively cold and cloudy with morning lows in the low-mid 20s and afternoon highs in the low 30s.
The active weather doesn't end there! As that system is to the region's north for the first half of the weekend, a second system will begin to develop to the south and move in Sunday.
Another weak surface low will track right over Buffalo Sunday, bringing the chance for widespread light snow with temperatures receiving a slight boost into the mid 30s. This leaves the chance for a wintry mix situation Sunday for most of Western New York. But similar to last Sunday, the main precipitation type will be snow.
So from Friday through Sunday with these two systems moving in and out, much of Western New York will pick up an additional 2 to 4 inches of snow. Upwards of 6 to 8 for the hills of the Southern Tier, specifically Chautauqua Ridge.
Looking ahead to next week, Monday and Tuesday are cloudy and quiet with the chance for a few flurries each day. It's not until mid-late week next week when the next bigger system will move in.