Winter Weather Advisory in effect for this afternoon into Saturday

BREAKING: A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY now is in effect from mid-afternoon today through various times Saturday for Allegany County, NY, and the entire region as rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain potentially create evening commute issues.

This morning’s snow projection maps for Allegany County, from the US National Weather Service Buffalo, aren’t lining up at the borders, as of this writing, with those from the US National Weather Service Binghamton NY for Steuben County east and the US National Weather Service State College PA for Pennsylvania counties, showing lesser local snow amounts than its neighboring counties, although each are for different time periods.

The Advisories are in effect, with up to 40MPH wind gusts for all areas, for:
Allegany and neighboring Western New York Counties: 3PM today through 10AM Saturday, with two-to-five inches of snow, around a tenth of an inch of ice possible.
Steuben County east: 4PM today through 1PM Saturday, with two-to-four inches of snow and a glaze of ice potential.
McKean and Potter counties, Pa.: 3PM today through 9AM Saturday, with one-to-three inches of snow, the greatest depth in Potter County, and around a tenth of an inch of ice.

Precipitation may start out as rain in some areas, followed by intermittent periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain which will result in slippery roads and limited visibilities. Potential also exists for downed tree limbs and power outages in some areas, according to forecasters.

Note that time frames for snow projections on the maps accompanying this story and the Winter Weather Advisory aren’t the same.

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