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Yes, there's snow in the forecast

Spring snowflakes will soon fly in Western New York.

National Weather Service forecasters predict some snow Sunday and Monday, when temperatures will be about 20 degrees below normal. The snow may even start late Saturday night.

The snow will stick only in the higher elevations, where there could be some light accumulations, National Weather Service meteorologist David Church said.

It's possible some of the higher hills south and east of Buffalo could see a couple inches, Church said.

But before the snow falls, rain will continue douse the region on Friday, with another inch or inch and a half expected through tonight, he said. The steadiest rain comes in the morning, turning into showers in the afternoon and tonight, as well as through Saturday.

The high temperatures on Sunday and Monday will struggle to break 40 degrees.

After the wettest April on record and wet weather to start May, a pause in precipitation is predicted for Wednesday and Thursday, he said.

Forecasters at the weather service say most of Western New York can expect between 1.25 and 1.5 inches of precipitation from Friday morning through Monday. Those figures include the wet snow that isn't expected to stick on Sunday and Monday.

The weather service does not anticipate any significant inland flooding along creeks and streams in the coming days.

The amount of rain that fell Thursday - 0.41 inches - was exactly how much normally falls over the first four days of May, according to the weather service. Through Thursday, 1.74 inches of rain have already fallen this month.

In addition to last month's record rain - April saw 6.38 inches, more than double the average amount for the month - a daily rainfall record was set May 1.

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