Monday's evening commute should have snowy roads

Lloyd Doyle
December 11, 2017

Here's a breakdown of when and how much snow will fall on MI. That said, the hardest-hit areas off of Lake Erie - which are expected to be Southern Erie and Wyoming counties and northern portions of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties - can expect up to 10 inches total by the time snow ends on Monday.

After a break in the snow Saturday, a new disturbance and passage of a cold front early Sunday will get the lake effect machine going again for the end of the weekend.

Sunday's snow is expected to taper off through the afternoon across the snow belt. The weather service said accumulation will be most persistent Sunday afternoon.

Accumulations over 8 inches are possible through the end of the day Wednesday, creating unsafe travel conditions. Many places around the city will have time to plow roads before the Monday morning commute but delays are expected in areas that received the heaviest snow.

The snow continues on Tuesday, with 3 to 5 more inches possible during the day and 3 to 5 additional inches potentially on Tuesday night.

However, another band of lake-effect snow will develop over the lake later and eventually move back on shore Sunday night across the east-side snow belt.

The lake snow will slowly fizzle out near or just off to the south of the Syracuse area early to mid Monday morning. The National Weather Service has already issued a winter storm watch for parts of the region, with mentions of up to a foot of snow over northwestern Pennsylvania between Monday night and Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures will be in the low 30s.

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