The worst of this weekend’s storm seems to be over.
The National Weather Service has lifted a winter weather warning for the Southtowns and Southern Tier and also lifted a winter weather advisory for northern Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties.
The warning had been in effect until 7 p.m. but was lifted shortly after noon today, while the advisory had been in effect until 4 p.m. but was lifted late this morning, according to the service.
A wind advisory remains in effect until 7 tonight for southern Erie, Niagara, Wyoming, Chatauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, where wind gusts of up to 50 mph could bring down tree limbs and power lines and limit visibility.
Forecasts call for a dusting of new snowfall, at most, through the rest of the day in the northern portion of Western New York, though roads will remain icy and drivers should use caution. In the southern portion of the region, a dusting to a few tenths of an inch of new snow could fall later today.
The service still is tallying the accumulations from Friday and overnight, meteorologist Aaron Reynolds said this morning, but the highest figure he’d seen was the 12 inches that fell in Kennedy, in Chautauqua County. Franklinville and Perrysburg in Cattaraugus County got 8 and 6 inches, respectively. Those totals were as of about 7:30 a.m. today.
The service reported that 2.9 inches fell as of 8:45 a.m. at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, where the temperature was 32 degrees shortly before 2 p.m.
“This is more of a larger-scale storm” than a traditional lake-effect storm, Reynolds said.