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Motorists should be on the lookout for black ice this morning

Motorists should use caution during the Friday morning commute because of the potential for black ice, the National Weather Service warned.

"Untreated roads that were previously wet may be icy and slick in spots early this morning," forecasters at the weather service's office in Cheektowaga posted on Twitter.

There will be scattered lake-effect snow showers around the region this morning, forecasters said.

Temperatures dropped overnight. It was 28 degrees at Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga just before 6 a.m.

"We'll be lucky if it hits freezing here in Buffalo," National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Mitchell said late Thursday, adding that temperatures should be a bit above freezing closer to Lake Erie.

Throughout the day, little to no snow accumulation was predicted for Buffalo and the Northtowns. Those in southern Erie County may see an inch or less of snow.

Temperatures will nudge up a little warmer Saturday, with still a chance of some snow showers before noon. Temperatures will gradually rise a little more, bringing the possibility of some rain into the forecast by Sunday.

"Sunday will probably be the warmest day we'll see of the next few, anyway," said Mitchell.

Here's what the National Weather Service said to expect through the weekend.


Snow showers are likely early in the day, followed by mostly sunny skies. High temperatures expected to reach the lower 30s.


There is a chance of snow showers overnight. Lows will dip to the lower 20s inland to the upper 20s along the shore of Lake Erie, according to the weather service.


There is a slight chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs are expected to reach the upper 30s.

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