Buffalo and the city's southern suburbs have already been clobbered by heavy snow, and lake-effect snow will continue through Friday night downwind of the eastern Great Lakes.
A heavy, but narrow band of snow that stretched eastward from Lake Erie across western New York early Thursday morning shifted north and delivered heavy snow to Buffalo during the day.
The Buffalo Niagara International Airport received 8.0 inches of snow before the heavy band of snow shifted south of the city over the ski country. Over two feet of snow buried some areas south of Buffalo.
The snow shut down a several mile stretch of Interstate 90 for hours, leaving many cars, buses and trucks stranded.
Communities downwind of Lake Ontario, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron have also gotten several inches to a couple feet of snow over the past couple of days.
Through Friday night, cold air will continue pouring across Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, triggering lake-effect snow showers.
An additional 3-6 inches of snow will pile up over areas south and east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, where the heaviest bands set up.
Syracuse, N.Y., is among the cities and towns that will get covered by a fresh 3-6 inches of snow.
Buffalo will only get a few flurries and snow showers with little to no additional accumulation expected. This is because winds have shifted more out of northwest, and lake-effect snow bands align with the wind direction.
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