Winter Storm Warning In Effect Tuesday Evening

Spring may begin next week, but the weather still very much feels like winter.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo issued a winter storm warning from 6 p.m. this evening to 2 a.m. Thursday. During that time, between 8 and 16 inches of snow could fall in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and southern Erie counties.

The highest snowfall totals will be in the higher terrain areas, the weather service said.

“Travel will be very difficult to impossible, including during the morning commute Wednesday,” the weather service said in its warning.

Wind gusts could also reach 45 mph, causing drifting snow and falling tree branches.

“Widespread accumulating snow will create dangerous travel,” the weather service said.