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What 2 Expect: Post-holiday travel forecast

For those looking to hit the road on Friday, it will be a tough and challenging day to be driving around Western New York.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — We know that those with guests from out of town will be wondering how their travels home will be this weekend. We will do our best to break down all of the important information you and your guests need to know! 

Saturday travel: 

If your plans have you traveling on Saturday, conditions will improve dramatically. Around Western New York, there will be some narrow bands of lake effect snow on Saturday morning that could drop some accumulating snow. However, if you're traveling outside of the lake effect snow bands, conditions will remain dry. If you're traveling to Syracuse, Albany, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, or Pittsburgh, you should expect relatively smooth conditions. 

For those traveling by air on Saturday, weather delays should remain at a minimum, except for those traveling to Minneapolis-St. Paul or Madison, where snow may cause some delays along with some late evening delays for those traveling back to the Pacific Northwest. 

Sunday travel: 

Snow makes a return on Sunday around Western New York, which may make it a bit slow for those traveling to or from Buffalo. Travel looks to be especially slow on Sunday if you're headed out to Rochester, going downstate towards New York City, out to Cleveland, or down to Pittsburgh, especially as you take the 90 out towards Erie. I-79 will also be particularly slick during Sunday too. Accumulations for Sunday's snow will be widespread with about 1 to 2 inches in the Buffalo Metro and then 4 to 5 inches in the Chautauqua Ridge and ski country. 

Those with guests flying out of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport could encounter some delays from the snow. Again, the Pacific Northwest may be an area with a few weather related delays too due to pockets of heavy rain. 

Storm Team 2 will keep you covered with the latest weather information all weekend long. 

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