A glaze of ice from freezing drizzle this afternoon is expected across portions of Western New York, the National Weather Service said.
The weather service posted a winter weather advisory for Erie County as well as Niagara, Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming counties through 10 p.m. today.
Areas of light freezing drizzle will continue across the Niagara Frontier and Eastern Lake Ontario region through this evening's commute. Expect only a light glaze of icing...however please exercise caution as this is enough to make any untreated surfaces very slippery. pic.twitter.com/Q3S11lCflM
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) January 15, 2019
"Plan on slippery road conditions," the weather service said. "The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute."
The ice accretion may occur due to warmer air aloft and sufficient moisture to result in precipitation. Surface temperatures were in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees across much of Western New York this afternoon.