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Freezing rain advisory issued for Monday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a storm advisory across the Buffalo region that may affect the Monday morning commute.

Despite the season, the trouble won't come along in the form of snow, but freezing rain between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m., said Jeff Wood, a National Weather Service meteorologist.  Wood stressed the forecast calls for a very light freezing rain could cause problem for motorists on unsalted roads, not for heavy freezing rains of the type that could bring down power lines.

"It may be up to a few hundredths of an inch," said Wood. "The big concern really is for untreated surfaces... roads that haven't been salted, where you could have issues of black ice, particularly on bridges and overpasses."

The affected area includes from Jamestown to Buffalo to Niagara Falls and east to Batavia and Warsaw.

Temperatures are forecast to fall into the low 20s overnight Sunday into early morning Monday. Early evening Sunday, the temperature was sitting at about freezing and had mostly been around 36 degrees throughout much of the day.

Temperatures will begin to warm up by 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, with the high expected to reach the mid 50s.


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