Weather Service Warns Of Ice, Snow Through Sunday

Several vehicle crashes were reported Thursday morning after snow moved into the area. A state trooper's vehicle was reportedly struck on Interstate 86. No injuries were reported. P-J file photo

The National Weather Service in Buffalo said travel may become difficult due to mixed precipitation resulting in icy conditions.

A winter weather advisory was issued by the weather service for Chautauqua County through 10 a.m. Sunday. With temperatures hovering around freezing, the area could see up to an inch or less of snow in addition to a tenth of an inch of ice.

“Even a trace of ice can make roads and walkways very slippery,” the weather service said in its warning. “Precipitation will not be constant tonight, with dry periods at times.”

“Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will result in slippery roads and limited visibility,” the weather service continued. “Slow down and use caution while driving.”

On Sunday, temperatures in the Jamestown area will reach around 40 degrees with rain showers in the morning. The rain will turn to snow in the even, with temps dipping to around 19 degrees.