... LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM EST FRIDAY. THIS UPGRADES THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS... THE NIAGARA FRONTIER. GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE NORTHERN SUBURBS OF BUFFALO... SOUTHERN NIAGARA COUNTY... AND INLAND TO NORTHWEST GENESEE AND WESTERN ORLEANS COUNTY.

* TIMING... LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS... 2 TO 4 INCHES OVERNIGHT AND 4 TO 6 INCHES FRIDAY... LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 6 TO 9 INCHES IN THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS.

* VISIBILITIES... AS LOW AS A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS... MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN VERY DIFFICULT TRAVEL AT TIMES WITH POOR VISIBILITY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS. THE WORST DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY BE OCCURRING DURING THE FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTE.