Southerly winds are pumping warm air into the Northeast now. A cold front advancing east from Ohio will trigger showers and thunderstorms followed by chilly drying trend.
Locally heavy snow continues tonight across the Great Lakes but will taper into Friday.
Residents continue to dig out of Buffalo.
Round two of lake-effect snow south of Buffalo will continue its push south. Snowfall rate of 3-5 inches per hour will continue in this band.
Warmer temps will impact the NFL and NCAA action late-week and into the weekend.
Watch as a band of storms moved across Lake Erie and into Buffalo on Tuesday.
Watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE now, discussing the lake-effect snow across the Great Lakes region and the weekend warmup.
A pair of daring surfers braved the icy waves on Lake Erie in Sunset Bay, New York, as several feet of snow buried the surrounding areas.
Southtowns of Buffalo continues to receive snow throughout Thursday and it will shift south through the overnight hours.
More than a dozen snowplows were out Wednesday morning to clear snow with additional snow expected through Thursday night.
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