Double winter storm potentials exist for Thursday through the weekend.

EARLY ALERT: A wintry mixture is possible in two separate storm events at different times Thursday through the weekend.

The graphic accompanying this story, from the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center, shows the possibility for heavy snow totals from Friday through Monday.

The US National Weather Service Buffalo NY is saying that a storm system moving out of the Plains has the potential to bring a variety of wintry precipitation Thursday into Friday with most of the moisture falling as snow, but some rain, sleet or freezing rain possibly mixing in.

“Several inches of heavy wet snow is possible along with minor ice accumulations,” it advises.

Then, potential exists for significant lake effect snow this weekend, although there still is “considerable uncertainty in the exact placement of the lake effect bands and amounts,” according to forecasters, with periods of heavy snow across southern Erie and Wyoming counties, as well as the western Southern Tier, which includes Allegany County.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM by continuing to monitor these storm event potentials.
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