Variably cloudy and cold tonight with lows in the 20s. Ice jam flooding also continues on some area creeks south of Buffalo.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Wednesday due to widespread freezing rain and slippery travel.
Freezing rain will develop from west to east during the morning and continue on and off afternoon, but will also shrink in areal coverage as temps warm above freezing. Rain showers will gradually take hold slowly during this process. However, pavement will likely remain slick for a good while even as temps climb into the mid 30s.
Use caution, freezing rain fall as just rain, but freezes on contact with pavement and other surfaces. Widespread rain with pockets of freezing rain north will continue into Wednesday evening.
A surge of warmer air will arrive heading into Thursday with highs Thursday in the 40s and 50s. Expect some dry weather during the morning followed by a round of widespread rain developing later in the afternoon.
Much colder air will arrive for Friday afternoon and the weekend with nothing more than occasional patchy flurries.