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Batavia and Genesee County are under a winter storm warning through 5 a.m. Saturday.

It was initiated at 1 a.m. this morning, but so far, the City of Batavia doesn’t have much to show for it. That’s all changing this hour, however.

“The band of precipitation that will transition from rain to snow and rain to snow is pretty much along the Thruway in an east/west line," meteorologist Bill Hibbert from the National Weather Service in Buffalo said. "Behind that, however, to our west, there’s a line that’s north and south that will push eastward changing all of this precipitation over to snow. Although maybe Medina and Albion and Rochester and Lockport may have had a head start on accumulating heavier snow, everyone will be catching up in Genesee County with some steady and accumulating snow through the afternoon hours.” 

Hibbert says the commute home from work could be problematic, as the region is expected to get three to six inches of snow this afternoon and into tonight. Hibbert also says where you live will dictate how much snow you receive: the northern part of Genesee County could receive 10 to 12 inches, while the southern part could see six to eight.

Flights from both Buffalo and Rochester are being affected because of the snow in other major Northeast cities, so make sure to check with your airline if you are flying this weekend.

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