EPHRATA, PA - March 14:  Wind creates near whiteout conditions during a snowstorm March 14, 2017 March 14, 2017 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.  A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency.  School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)


Here’s a heads-up if you're headed out of town Thursday. 

A lake effect snow warning is in place for some places in the Adirondacks, the Tug Hill plateau, and the snow-belt south of Buffalo. 

Forecasters say up to 7 inches of snow are expected in northern Herkimer County. 

Expect more than that in extreme Western New York, as in close to two feet. 

We might see a few flurries in the Capital Region.

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