One of the biggest and busiest travel days of the year will have an extra level of drama this year in Western New York.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of Western New York for Wednesday. We could see very cold temperatures and up to 5 inches of Lake Effect snow in some area.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 4 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3
to 5 inches expected in the most persistent lake snows. Winds
gusting as high as 35 mph producing blowing and drifting snow.

* WHERE...Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. Greatest
accumulations across the Chautauqua Ridge.

* WHEN...From 4 AM to 4 PM EST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on snow-covered and slippery road
conditions and very poor visibility. The hazardous conditions
could impact the Wednesday morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Lake effect snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If
traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and
visibilities.