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Warmer, windy start to Tuesday gives way to cold air, more lake-effect snow

A southerly flow of air was expected to push temperatures into the lower 40s today before a cold front passes through the Buffalo Niagara region and drops the thermometer back to freezing by midnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Strong winds along with, and behind, the passing cold front are possible.

The weather service issued a wind advisory from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for all Western New York counties except Cattaraugus and Allegany counties.

Winds shifting to the southwest could gust up to 50 mph during this time period, forecasters said.

A wind advisory is in effect for most of Western New York from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (NWS)

A wind advisory is in effect for most of Western New York from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (NWS)

There's a chance of showers before 1 p.m., then drizzle in the afternoon as temperatures decrease.

Liquid precipitation changes over to snow by about 7 p.m., according to the forecast.

Cold air behind the passing front will return a more westerly flow to the weather through the region, setting the stage for some more lake-effect snow late Tuesday and into Wednesday, however, weather service forecasters stated that it "does not look like a significant event."

There's a 30 percent chance for snow showers Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as well with temperatures hanging in the low 30 during the day and overnight lows in the mid-to-upper 20s.

 

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