DISCUSSION: In the wake of an approaching low-pressure system which is currently positioned over northern Minnesota, there continues to be a strong threat for lake effect snowfall to break out between later on Thursday morning and until late Friday night. As the variable southerly to southwesterly flow begins to shift in the wake of the passing low-pressure system, there will be an increasingly more conducive flow to the east and northeast of both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario! That being said, there was maximum lake effect snowfall totals upwards of 1-2 feet or more expected in some of the higher elevation locations east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario!
For those of you who are reading this and may live or end up being in the path of some of these areas projected to experience impacts from the forthcoming lake effect snowfall, do your best to stay off the roads during the height of the lake effect snow bands! Although it may look clear outside at times during this event at your given location, there could very well be very dangerous travel conditions not too far away from you! Therefore, be mindful of your surroundings and do your best to have a healthy amount of respect for the natural power of these projected lake effect snow bands!
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz