URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Buffalo NY 427 AM EST Wed Feb 26 2020 Niagara-Orleans-Northern Erie-Genesee- Including the cities of Niagara Falls, Medina, Buffalo, and Batavia 427 AM EST Wed Feb 26 2020 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches. Winds could gust as high as 45 to 50 mph resulting in significant blowing and drifting snow. * WHERE...Niagara, Orleans, Northern Erie, and Genesee counties. * WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Thursday. * IMPACTS...Travel will become very difficult with very poor visibility and snow covered roadways. The hazardous conditions will greatly impact the Thursday morning commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Widespread accumulating snow will create dangerous travel conditions.