Freezing rain likely this afternoon

A winter weather advisory has been issued for the region from 5 p.m. today to 8 a.m. Sunday.

Freezing rain is expected to hit the area this afternoon with total ice accumulations of 1-10th to a one-quarter inch are expected.

The National Weather Service reports the greatest ice amounts across will be in the northern portions of the area, which could include northern Chautauqua County.

Isolated power outages and minor tree damage are possible due to the ice. Travel will be difficult at times, especially tonight and early Sunday morning when pavement temperatures are coldest.

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