ERIE, PA – (WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for northern Erie County and a Winter Weather Advisory for interior Erie County, mainly south of I-90.

Both the warning and advisory are through midnight.

Active Watches, Warning, & Advisories.

The highest snow amounts will be focused on northern Erie County, mainly north of I-90 including the city of Erie. Locally up to 8″ will be possible in significant lake effect snow in northern Erie County and near the I-90 corridor. A gusty wind could create significant blowing and drifting and roadways will become slippery, as lake effect snow will continue near and North of I-90 through the evening.

Snowfall this evening.

The most persistent lake effect snow band will slowly lift north and taper to some flurries heading deeper into the evening. The lake effect snow will shift completely offshore for Saturday but it will remain windy and very cold Saturday. Yet another round of snow is possible Saturday night into Sunday, with additional snow accumulations likely.

Stay tuned to JET 24/FOX 66 Your Weather Authority for any updates.