Heavy snow hit Buffalo and northern Erie County this evening, at times at a rate of at least three inches per hour.
By 9 p.m., the snow had stopped falling in downtown Buffalo. About four to five inches of snow appeared to have accumulated as the lake effect snow band barreled over the area. Earlier in the day, the band hit the Southern Tier and southern Erie County, dropping over two feet of snow in some places, according to the National Weather Service said.
No major roadways are affected so far tonight.
Here's are alerts from the weather service for Monday night and Tuesday:
LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST TUESDAY... ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM EST TUESDAY... * LOCATIONS...NORTHERN ERIE COUNTY. * TIMING...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING. AFTER A BRIEF BREAK AND SOME LIGHT SNOW EARLY TUESDAY... HEAVY LAKE SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE TUESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH LATE TUESDAY EVENING. * ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES TONIGHT...4 TO 7 INCHES TUESDAY...AND UP TO 2 INCHES TUESDAY EVENING. * WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH PRODUCING SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. * VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. * IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS...WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS AND GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.