Lake Effect Snow Remains In ForecastPosted: Updated:
Heavy lake effect snow is on the way and some schools and organizations are starting to respond.
Lake effect snow has been falling already, but it's been unorganized. That will change later in the day.
A lake effect snow warning starts at 7 p.m. for Jefferson and Lewis counties. It's scheduled to end at 10 a.m. Friday.
The National Weather Service is forecasting from 9 to 17 inches in the hardest-hit areas for the period.
Snow could fall for limited times up to an inch an hour overnight and up to two inches an hour Thursday and Thursday night.
Forecasters say the snow will fall in narrow bands and will cause poor visibility and slippery driving conditions.
Lake effect events can be unpredictable, but right now the bands look as if they'll be focused on central and southeastern Jefferson County, northern Lewis County, and parts of southern St. Lawrence County.
The bands could drift south and out of the area at times.