BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A sprawling winter storm that canceled flights and coated roads over much of the country was expected to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of New York state starting Saturday.
Snow and freezing was falling in the Buffalo area on Saturday morning as the storm began tracking across the state.
Parts of northern New York east of Lake Ontario were forecast to get up to a foot of snow by Monday morning, as were some towns near Lake Erie, south of Buffalo, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow and then rain were expected to push into New York City on Saturday afternoon. Forecasters say the metropolitan area could end up with several inches of snow.
Areas north in the Hudson Valley could get 6 inches.