Consider the first weather globe of the week that has dodged.
The ice storm came late Saturday and Sunday and passed without significant damage
Now it will rain heavily on Monday. Then another frig day with some snow overnight and Tuesday possible.
The National Weather Service has sent a flood watch to all eight districts in West New York by Tuesday night. By late Monday afternoon, up to 1.5 inches of rain are predicted, the weather service said.
This rain, combined with melting ice – measuring half an inch in places east of the Buffalo metro – will predict it will flow into areas and streams. Minor flooding is possible, said meteorologists.
When the 18-hour ice storm subsided at noon on Sunday and a few hours of dull gray calm prevailed, the meteorologists gave a thumbs up as their difficult predictions ran out [1
Some of the thickest reports of ice came from east of Buffalo.
Alden saw 0.5 inches of ice, according to the Social Media Report recorded by the Weather Service. A trained spotter in Corfu reported 0.38 inches of ice and a meteorologist reported 0.31 inches of ice in Elma. Other ice accretion totals included: Hamburg, 0.25 inches; Buffalo Niagara International Airport, 0.2 inches; and Williamsville, 0.12 inches.
At the height of the crashes, only a few thousand electric customers were out of power on early Sunday evening, and NYSEG and National Grid employees had restored power to most customers on Sunday afternoon.
McLaughlin said there was less rainfall Most weather models that were initially predicted and a slightly cooler and drier atmosphere helped the rainfall much less than freezing rain, which helped mitigate the severity of the storm.
The meteorological service registered 0.7 inches of sleet as Snowfall in record books, that made Sunday the eighth day in April with measurable snowfall – most for the first half of April since 1961.
There was some leftover ice from the storm deck boards, parking lots, and a few side roads across the region while temperatures hovered in the low 30s and winds
"It's so cold" said Merel Nas, a visitor from the Netherlands, who was waiting for a bus in Canalside on Sunday afternoon.
Nas spent a few days in the Buffalo Niagara region from her first visit to the United States.
She caught Niagara Falls on Saturday before the storm hit, trying to scout Canalside Sunday, but found it abandoned and covered in ice.
"If this happened in Holland, people would freak out," Nas said.
Buffalo City officials did not report any storm-related injuries. The city forestry office responded to a few phone calls about fallen trees on Saturday afternoon. The Department of Public Works said two street lamps fell – one on Broadway and Fillmore Avenue and the other on William and Krettner streets.
And most of the ice eventually melted as temperatures finally rose above freezing on Sunday.
The massive weekend storm system brought clocks and warnings across most of the eastern half of the nation. As the Buffalo Niagara region struggled with sleet, icy rain, and ice, Midwestern states reported blizzard conditions, a Missouri Valley tornado, and torrential rains in the valleys of Ohio and Tennessee.
Heavy Rainfall with the Storm It was expected that the system would overnight hit the west of New York and predictors called for a 100% chance of precipitation on Monday. Three-quarters of an inch of rain was possible until dawn Monday with another half-inch possible during the day and another one tenth of an inch possible Monday night, forecasts showed.
Swinging to the storm system after a cold front swings In the region overnight, colder air will gather on Tuesday and the rain will turn to snow, with snow piling up to half an inch overnight. The mercury is not expected to come from the mid-30s.
On Tuesday, there is an 80% chance of snow showers, which accumulate up to a centimeter during the day, and it gets breezy, the meteorological service said. Wind showers could be in the low 20s, as forecasts show.
The Meteorological Service expects these below-average temperatures to persist throughout the week, with peak levels especially in the mid-40s.
By Friday, April 2018, it could go off to the coldest start of every April since 1975, showing forecasts and records.
Buffalo's average high temperature for this week ranges from 55 to 57 degrees.