6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: A wintery mix will move into Western New York, starting with freezing rain that could accumulate on trees and power lines and make for slippery roads. A winter weather advisory is in effect from Erie County north to Lake Ontario, and east past Rochester.
“There’s a potential it could cause some power outages,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Shawn Smith, adding the forecast models have changed and it is looking like more ice than snow.
Up to 0.15 inch of ice could accumulate.
“For ice, that’s quite a bit,” Smith said.
Midnight: The freezing will change overnight to sleet, mixing with snow.
2 a.m. to 3 a.m. Wednesday: Sleet changes to all snow, and wind gusts from 35 to 40 miles per hour.
“There could be a changeover to plain rain if temperatures come above freezing,” Smith said.
Wednesday morning: Temperatures will stay pretty cold, with a high in the 20s. Snow tapers off.
Wednesday afternoon: There’s a chance of snow showers through the day, and a possibility of lake-enhanced snow in southern Erie County and the Southern Tier.
Wednesday night: Lows in the single digits.
Thursday: Another cold day expected.