Significant ice and snow possible, starting at mid-week

Modified weather chart from the National Weather Service at Buffalo shows current forecast for the next several days in Allegany County and Western New York.

EARLY ALERT: Chances are increasing that a “significant accumulation of ice as well as several inches of wet snow” will be possible Wednesday night into Thursday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo currently is forecasting that a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow will occur during this time period.

It says, however, that a “very sharp temperature gradient is expected across the region from south to north during this time, so there remains a high amount of uncertainty as to which locations across western and north central New York will have the highest chances to see impactful ice and snow accumulations.”

Strong and gusty westerly winds also are possible Thursday night, forecasters add, as a cold front sweeps across the region, changing any wintry mix to snow.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for updates. Start now to consider preparations needed for prolonged power outages which can occur if there are significant accumulations of ice on trees limbs and power lines.

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