posted on January 11, 2011 12:00
We’ve got snow headed our way. A National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory is in place for all of Western New York beginning at 5 :00pm.
The snow is a result of two converging weather systems. Meteorologist Kirk Apffel with the Weather Service says a coastal snow system and an Ohio Valley storm will come together and blanket the entire Western part of New York.
"You're not going to get these (normally) intense, localized bands," says Apffel. "Everybody's going to see a general, moderate snow. Visibility will be down to around a half-mile...but everybody's going to get it. It's not just going to be one location that happens to be in the (lake effect) band."
It sounds intimidating, but Apffel says the actual storm won’t be so bad. Just three to six inches of accumulation is predicted.