BUFFALO, N.Y. — Most of Western New York remains cold and quiet Friday night, but lake effect snow continues to impact parts of the Southern Tier.
Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties remain under a Lake Effect Snow Warning that is set to expire at 7 a.m. Saturday. While most areas of those counties are not and will not experience significant snow the rest of the night, there is still a fairly prominent band moving in near Fredonia moving southeast into the Randolph area. This snow will continue to fall apart overnight with only an additional 1 to 3 inches localized.
Sunshine returns on a chilly Saturday. After a frigid morning, temperatures recover into the upper 20s and low 30s for the afternoon. Clouds increase ahead of a disturbance Saturday night. An icy mix of showers arrive from the southwest close to 11 p.m. to midnight.
Areas of sleet, and some freezing rain are a concern, so watch out for icy conditions late Saturday night. Temperatures should reach just above freezing overnight, with light rain taking over, and some sleet in the hills. Some areas in the hills south of Buffalo may still be slippery Sunday morning.
Sunday will be a gloomy day with occasional light rain around Buffalo. In the hills it will still be cold enough for some light snow showers with very little of any accumulation. A gusty breeze picks up during the afternoon, making the 30s feel more like 20s for the Bills game.
A more significant shot of cold arrives early next week. Monday and Monday night, expect wind chills in the single digits, and perhaps even below zero for a time. Temperatures only start to recover for the back half of the week.