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Lake snow has diminished this morning with just a few light snow showers and flurries across the region. Little or no additional accumulation is expected today. Tonight, a clipper type storm dropping southward from Canada will start to intensify as it moves toward the east coast. Widespread light to occasionally moderate snow will develop overnight, starting shortly before midnight around the Buffalo metro, before spreading eastward. You may want to build a little extra time into your Tuesday morning commute as widespread snow will continue to impact much of the region. The snow will start to taper off west to east during the morning. In the wake of the storm, an increasing wind will usher colder air into the area igniting the next round of lake effect snow. A more northwesterly wind will likely drive the bulk of the lake snow deeper south into the Southern Tier. There will most likely be some lake effect impacting parts of Niagara and Orleans counties, and a few lighter snow showers with origins off Lake Huron, could clip the Buffalo metro from time to time. Lake effect snow will persist into Wednesday with significant additional accumulation in the more heavily affected areas. A bitter wind chill will accompany the lake snows Wednesday. Things quiet down again Thursday and then we’ll be in out of generally lighter snows Friday into the upcoming weekend as the cold eases a bit.
MONDAY: Few Morning Flurries South, Some Sunshine, More Snow Showers develop by later in the day, Wind: W/SE 8-16, High: 27-30, Widespread snow develops Monday night, Low: 26.
TUESDAY: Windy, Widespread Snow early tapering to Snow Showers, Several inches possible, Lake Effect Snow Develops especially south and northeast of Buffalo for the afternoon, High: 32, Low: 14.
WEDNESDAY: Very Cold, Lake Effect Snow Showers mainly south and northeast of the metro, High: 20, Low: 15.
THURSDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Chance of snow showers, High: 27, Low: 20.
FRIDAY: Cloudy, Some Snow Showers, High: 30, Low: 21.
SATURDAY: Mostly Cloudy, High: 38, Low: 32.
SUNDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Chance of mixed showers, High: 41.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – With the snow still falling as LeSean McCoy raced in to the end zone for the game winning touchdown against the Colts in overtime, Kyle Williams joked with reporters he ran as fast as he could off the field and to the locker room.
“They would have had to come drag me out if it didn’t count,” he joked.
Standing at his locker, out of his cold, iced over uniform, the veteran defensive tackle took a moment before answering questions from reporters with a heartfelt thank you to Bills fans who braved a lake effect snowstorm at New Era Field on Sunday.
“I want to say that our fans and the people here are the toughest damn people in the world,” Williams said. “They’re why I’ve been here so long and the reason I enjoy being here so much. They deserve as much credit as anybody and I love being here. I love playing for those guys. It’s amazing.”
So was the touchdown run from LeSean McCoy, which the defensive tackle predicted with the Bills driving in overtime.
“Literally I’m standing there with a couple of guys and I said Shady is going to break one and run it in because my heart can’t take a field goal try,” Williams said.
Two plays after saying that on the sideline he watched McCoy run 21 yards for the game-winning touchdown.
Fans celebrated the victory much like the Bills did on the field — throwing snow in the air, snow balls at each other and embracing in a somewhat warm hugs.
“I was sprinting down the sideline, probably the fastest I ran the whole game,” safety Jordan Poyer said after. “Celebrating as a team, throwing snow with fans. It was an amazing time and an amazing atmosphere.”
“I was on the opposite 30 already doing dives in the snow. We could have gotten called for 12 men on the field I was out there so fast,” Micah Hyde jokingly added. “I played in a few snow games but with that much snow, that would have been something I would have done in my house in Ohio when we had snow days.”
“I’m telling you this is going to be something I tell my grand kids about,” receiver Deonte Thompson added. “It was a crazy game.”
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Buffalo police have arrested an individual in connection with an apparent domestic related shooting that occurred Saturday night.
Officers responded to the call just before 11:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Lawn Avenue. Police say a 22-year-old Buffalo man was shot while sitting inside his vehicle.
He was transported to Kenmore Mercy Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
Police say that officers arrested 28-year-old Dave Thornton on Sanders Road a short time after the shooting. Thornton was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Detectives say he is the ex-boyfriend of the victim’s girlfriend.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Changes could be coming to Americans’ healthcare plans affected by the Federal Tax Bill.
Both young and old, some Western New Yorkers have questions about how this could affect them.
Consultants like Paula Venne have been busy since Blue Cross Blue Shield opened “Medicare Centers” across Western New York.
She says that’s because healthcare, is confusing. She said, “It can be completely overwhelming sometimes.”
She says that’s why being able to meet with someone, face-to-face to answer your health-related questions can help in such a turbulent time in the world of healthcare.
Western New York is one of the first places where three centers are being tested out.
She said, “People have their different medical issues, we have people come in with very specific backgrounds like diabetes or a healthcare diagnosis, and ask us how is that going to work on these plans? Or there are the other folks who just want to go to the gym!”
House and Senate negotiators are thrashing out differences over a major tax bill. Medicare and other federal programs could be cut because the law increases the federal deficit.
Its something Venne says people are worried about. She said, “We get the questions, how is this going to affect my medicare? Our go to stance right now is, we have to operate with what we know right now, and we stay tuned for what might happen in the future.” The good news, plans are locked in for 2018.
The deadline for open enrollment to get benefits by January first has passed, but you can still sign up now.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Mother Nature was the best defense for the better part of four quarters on Sunday at New Era Field but it couldn’t stop Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy from sprinting into the endzone for 21 yards, sealing an overtime victory.
With a lake effect snow storm bearing down, in blizzard like conditions Nathan Peterman connected with Kelvin Benjamin on an 8-yard TD strike to give the Bills the lead late in the second quarter.
Joe Webb finished the game at quarterback after Peterman left in the third quarter, after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit while running for a first down.
The rookie quarterback, who threw five interceptions in his first career start against the Chargers, had a nice bounce back effort in the elements completing five of his 10 passes for a touchdown.
The Benjamin reception was the only score of the game until 1:16 left in the contest, when Jacoby Brissett hit Jack Doyle in the endzone.
The Colts initially decided to go for a two-point conversion, but were called for offensive pass interference.
Despite being backed up, Adam Vinatieri knocked through an extra point tying the game at 7.
With under a minute left, Webb threw an interception to Matthias Farley giving the Colts a chance at a game-winning 43-yard field goal. Vinatieri missed wide left forcing overtime.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB)- It was a snowy scene at New Era Field on Sunday where the Bills beat the Colts 13-7. Click through the gallery below to see photos from the game.