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What to expect in the next 36 hours: Cold, night-time Clipper to bring 1-2" snow

Today

Warnings and advisories for lake-effect snow and winter weather have been dropped by the National Weather Service for all of the Buffalo Niagara region except for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.

In those locations, the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory until 7 a.m. Thursday.

The weather service reported snow was already falling in those locations.

"Periods of snow will result in snow-covered roads and limited visibilities," the weather service stated.

Temperatures in the teens Wednesday, more snow headed south of Buffalo

Tonight

Snow is likely again in the Buffalo metro area with the quick passage of an Alberta Clipper system. About 1 to 2 inches is likely.

It'll happen mainly later in the evening, forecasts show.

Overnight lows are forecast to bottom out near 11 degrees with winds becoming light and northerly after midnight, the weather service reported.

In the Southtowns, snow showers are likely.. Otherwise, cloudy skies are expected with lows near 12 degrees. Another 1-2 inches of snow is possible.

Farther south, along the Chautauqua Ridge where the advisory is posted, additional accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are forecast by Thursday morning.

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Thursday

"Any remaining synoptic snow will quickly end early Thursday morning," the weather service said.

In the Buffalo area and the Southtowns, there's a 30 to 40 percent chance for snow showers with additional accumulations of less than 0.5 inches.

Otherwise, it will be partly sunny. Highs are forecast in the upper teens to low 20s.

Snow showers are likely along the Chautauqua Ridge with up to 2 inches more expected.

Thursday night

A 30 percent chance for snow showers, otherwise mostly cloudy.

Snow showers are more likely in the Southtowns and ski country into Friday morning. Chances for snow are 70 percent, forecasters said.

Overnight lows are forecast to be in the teens in all of the region.

 

Meanwhile, here's a look at the snowfall the region's already picked up this week:

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