Our multi-day lake effect snow event continues. While the snows have diminished in coverage, there are still a few areas that are receiving heavy snowfall. Currently, the heaviest snows are over northeastern OH to the northeast of Cleveland, and across western NY near Dunkirk. The heavy Lake Ontario band has moved back out over the lake.
Today, a weak disturbance will track southeastward through the Great Lakes. This will briefly turn the winds to the southwest across the eastern lakes. Bands will remain somewhat disorganized through the day today.
As the disturbance passes, winds will turn to the northwest, and possibly north tonight. Bands will reorganize on the northwest flow this evening and track inland tonight, into the favored northwest flow snow belts. The heaviest snow will likely fall from northeastern OH, into the ski country of far western NY. In these areas, some contribution from Lake Huron could augment the snowfall totals.
Another area that could see heavy snow will be southeast of the eastern end of Lake Ontario.
In these favored snow belt areas, several inches of additional accumulation are possible through tonight. Outside of these areas, light snow showers are expected with limited accumulations.
All of the activity will gradually wind down on Thursday as this prolonged event finally comes to an end.
Another system will bring a wide spread light to moderate snowfall to the region Thursday night and Friday followed by another round of lake effect snow heading into the weekend.