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After a brief break from the cold this weekend, the frigid air is back in Western New York with snow on the way.

Right now, gusty winds and freezing rain have left untreated surfaces outside extremely slick.

“We had very mild temperatures overnight – into the 40s with a good amount of rain,” Meteorologist Bill Hibbert with the National Weather Service in Buffalo said. “Unfortunately, with this cold front having gone through in the overnight, the cold air has already dropped temperatures below freezing. We’re seeing a lot of black ice.”

Genesee County is under a Lake Effect Snow Warning until Wednesday morning and as of 6 o’clock today, a Wind Chill Warning until Tuesday evening.

The latest from the National Weather Service forecasts heavy Lake Effect Snow for the next two days, with up to three feet in some areas. It predicts three to five inches today, six to 12 inches tonight, nine to 17 inches Tuesday and one to three inches Tuesday night. As usual, lake effect snow is highly variable and conditions can change suddenly.

Winds will be blowing west 20 to 30 miles per hour with low visibility and whiteout conditions at times. NWS says a “dangerous” wind chill is estimated to be 30-degrees below zero.

As far as local closing and cancellations you can always find them on the local news page of our website: http://wbtai.com/LocalNews/SchoolClosingsCancellations/tabid/172/Default.aspx

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