Heavy Snow Over The West; Critical Fire Weather Over The High Plains; Heavy Rain Potential Next Week

The threat for heavy snow will persist over portions of the Cascades, Sierra, and the Rockies into early next week. An extended period of dry and windy conditions will lead to critical fire weather over portions of the High Plains and Desert Southwest into Monday. By early next week, heavy rain, flooding, and severe thunderstorms could impact the southern Plains and lower Mississippi Valley.

Coastal Waters Forecast for Ripley to Dunkirk NY (LEZ040) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Ripley to Dunkirk NY (LEZ040)
Issued by: National Weather Service Buffalo, NY
Last Update: 141 AM EDT Sat Mar 24 2018

Overnight: Northwest winds less than 10 knots becoming southwest. Partly cloudy. The lake is mostly ice covered.

Saturday: Light and variable winds becoming north 5 to 10 knots. Mostly sunny.

Saturday Night: North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast. Mainly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy.

Sunday: Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east. Sunny.

Sunday Night: Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. Clear.

Monday: East winds 10 knots or less becoming south and increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Mainly clear.

Tuesday: South winds 15 to 20 knots. A chance of rain showers.

Wednesday: South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Rain showers likely during the day, then a chance of rain showers wednesday night. waves omitted due to the lake being mostly ice covered.

Zone Forecast: Ripley to Dunkirk NY (LEZ040)

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