An intense band of lake effect snow will move slowly southward across the area this morning. This band will dump a quick 2 to 4 inches of snow in some areas. Outside of this main band of snow, scattered snow showers will continue with light accumulations expected.
Any snow that does accumulate will be blown around by gusty westerly winds. Some areas will experience brief white-out conditions.
The snow showers will gradually wind down tonight as high pressure builds toward the area.
Thursday looks to be dry, though it will still be cold. Then our attention turns westward.
A storm system will deepen across the Plains States today and Thursday, then weaken as it moves into the Great Lakes on Friday. Clouds will increase across our area Thursday night well in advance of this system. Precipitation will arrive by day break Friday. This precipitation will likely be in the form of snow, or a mix of wintry precipitation.
On Friday, any snow early in the day will change to sleet and freezing rain for a time before changing over to all rain during the afternoon. Some snow and ice accumulations are possible.
Rain showers will linger through Friday night and into the day on Saturday before ending. Saturday will be fairly mild with highs reaching into the 40s.