Lake effect snow continues to fall downwind of the Great Lakes late this afternoon. The winds have become more westerly and the heavier snow bands are now impacting the lake shore areas northeast of Cleveland OH, and especially western portions of NY, south and west of Buffalo.
The winds will turn to the southwest tonight. This will cause the heavier lake effect snow bands to target the Buffalo metro area and surrounding communities. Some locations in and around Buffalo could pick up over a foot of snow from late tonight through Saturday morning.
Elsewhere, a clipper will spread widespread snowfall across the region beginning late tonight and continuing through the day on Saturday. The snow will taper off Saturday night, with another round of snow possible on Sunday as a second clipper moves across the region.
Total accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are possible across the region with locally higher amounts possible across the higher terrain and downwind of the lakes.
Another system in the Alberta clipper parade will bring more light snow to the region on Monday and Tuesday with lake effect snows persisting downwind of the lakes.