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…LAKE SNOW WARNING for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties through 10:00 pm Saturday…
…LAKE SNOW WARNING for Southern Erie County until 1am Sunday…
…LAKE SNOW ADVISORY for Northern Erie County until 9am Sunday…
…LAKE SNOW ADVISORY for Wyoming County until 1am Sunday…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties from 1pm Sunday until 7am Monday…
Get ready for more winter weather, even around the metro for the end of the weekend. Tonight, as the wind shifts to the SW, the lake snow starts to drift northward across southern Erie and Wyoming counties with a couple inches possible while weakening later Saturday evening. Snow showers reach Buffalo late tonight could accumulate 1-2 inches, with another 1-2 Sunday morning.
Lake effect ends as a more widespread disturbance arrives by Sunday afternoon. This will bring mainly light-to-moderate snow to much of the area by Sunday midday/afternoon, including some minor accumulation during the Bills game. A general 3-5 inches will be possible across much of WNY from Sunday into Monday. Showers will continue Monday morning, mixing with rain at times making for a messy Monday morning commute. Be sure to give yourself ample time. Minor scattered showers continue Monday night and Tuesday.
Even colder weather will arrive Wednesday with a push of arctic air, continuing during the back half of the week. With temperatures falling into the teens, and wind chills falling sub-zero at times, be sure to take every necessary precaution to protect yourself from the cold. On top of this, more significant lake effect snow is likely for late next week. The placement of this lake effect snow will be determined this week as the models become clearer. Stay tuned to the latest forecasts from your 4 warn weather team.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Lake Effect Snow South this evening moves north, arriving near the metro area after midnight. Snow diminishes, 1-2″ possible around Buffalo. Wind: SW 7-14, Low: 15-23.
SUNDAY: Cloudy, chance of a morning Snow Showers, more widespread Light to Moderate Snow Developing by afternoon, general accumulations 3-6″, Wind: S 8-15, High: 26-32, Low: 30.
MONDAY: Wet Snow possibly a mixed with rain at times, High: 34-39, Low: 30.
TUESDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Chance of Snow Showers, High: 35, Low: 21.
WEDNESDAY: Turning Colder, Scattered Snow Showers and Localized Heavier Lake Effect Snow Developing, High: 26, Low: 12.
THURSDAY: Very Cold, Scattered Snow Showers and Localized Heavier Lake Effect Snow, High: 18, Sub-zero wind chills, Low: 11.
FRIDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Chance of Snow Showers. High: 21, Low: 15.
SATURDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Chance of showers. High: 31.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police are investigating a home invasion on Normal Ave. from Thursday afternoon.
Around 3 p.m., police say someone posed as a utility worker and went to the home. Once there, the “utility worker” told people inside that there was a gas leak, so they let him in, police say.
Inside the home, authorities say the invader tied up and struck a victim. The victim was hospitalized for facial injuries and later released.
The invader stole cash and other items, according to police. He is described as a bald, black man standing at 6’1″ and weighing 180 lbs.
Officials say they have leads and are investigating the invasion.
Police offered warnings to residents following the incident. They say to use extreme caution when people come to your door and ask to be let inside. If there are any concerns, police say authorities should be called immediately, and that the people asking to come in should be left outside.
Actual utility workers should be able to show proper identification. National Fuel reminds customers this:
Anyone with further information on the home invasion is asked to call police as soon as they can.
zBUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — One person is hospitalized after a shooting early Saturday morning.
Detectives were called to Sprenger Avenue off Genesee Street shortly before 12:30 a.m.
Police say a 44 year-old Buffalo man who was shot in the leg was brought to ECMC where he was treated and released.
The man’s identity has not been released.
Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847 – 2255.
LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Lackawanna grandmother-to-be Tina Yancey could not keep up with her property taxes, and knew she was in trouble, but when Yancey found a notice in her mailbox Saturday that her home could be auctioned off she knew she had to act quickly.
“I have been praying every day. I thought I was going to die when I got that notice,” Tina said. The notice said she had until December 4 to get caught up on her back property taxes—December 4 was Sunday and Lackawanna City Hall is not even open on Sundays.
The leaflet also stated, “After December 5, 2016, a court will transfer the title of the property to the City of Lackawanna,”—again, “after December 5”, which was Monday. But when Yancey showed up at City Hall to pay the back taxes, Monday, a tax official told her it was too late.
“So I was there on Monday. I went upstairs with the cash to pay everything I owed, the lady says ‘you are out of luck.’ She says ‘we sold your house at 10:00am’.
Tina is challenging the sale of her property because she has no choice. Yancey is the proud mother of a Marine–just returned from the Middle East, and his wife is pregnant—but if the sale goes through the three of them could end up homeless.
But even before the back taxes got to this point, Tina paid her 2015 taxes back in June, and a staffer in the tax office told her she would be okay.
“She told me that if I paid 2015 now my house would not be sold until the end of the year, so I could catch up with the other two years I owe,” Yancey recalled, but city officials went ahead with foreclosure proceedings, and on November 1 Tina was sent a letter giving her one last chance.
But Tina did not receive the notice until Friday, December 09 when she was interviewed for this story, “I am going to have a granddaughter coming. This is the first home I have ever owned, and I would not like to lose it. I don’t know where to go or what to do.”
Lackawanna City Attorney Antonio Savaglio could not comment on specifics, but did say his department is looking into the circumstances surrounding the sale of Tina’s property. Yancey has retained an attorney, Dan Webster of the Center for Elder Law and Justice.
Webster said they are trying to work out a resolution that would be satisfactory to Yancey’s family and to the city.
ELLICOTTVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — People in Ellicottville are saying it finally feels like winter. The village got a few feet of snow Thursday and Friday after a slow start to the winter season.
Mom and pop shops now see a glimmer of hope. Last year the small businesses struggled during the winter season. The mild winter last year left Holiday Valley ski slopes empty and business weren’t seeing the usual amount of customers.
“It was bad, it was really bad. This is our 33rd year in business and 32 years that was the worst one we’d ever seen, said Spencer Timkey, manager of the Boardroom Snowboard Shop.
Business owners say their businesses depend on the weather. If the town sees snow, everybody thrives, if they don’t, it can be a struggle.
“With snow comes skiers, and with skiers come people who don’t ski and like to shop and come downtown and enjoy everything there is to do in Ellicottville,” said Jessica Gilbert, owner of Ava Grace Fashions.
This winter is already proving to be a good one for the people in Ellicottville. The ski slopes are covered with snow, businesses are ready for the holidays and visitors are eager to start winter off in ski country.
“People are just itching to get out here and they’re really excited so we’re excited as well,” said Timkey.
Holiday Valley Resort will officially open for the season Saturday.