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Impact here from East Coast blizzard will be minor

The blizzard forecast to roar up the East Coast will register barely a whimper in Western New York.

At this point, the most significant impact would appear to be on travelers headed east. As of Monday morning, some airlines already have canceled flights to New York City from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Meanwhile, Amtrak is planning to operate a normal Monday schedule, but passengers holding reservations for train travel late Monday and early Tuesday along the Northeast Corridor are strongly encouraged to keep a close eye on conditions and make any necessary changes in advance of their scheduled departure.

As for the weather itself, it’s going to stay cold and there will be some snow. Just a little.

“We’re going to see some light snow spread into the area today,” Tony Ansuini, a meterologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo, said Monday morning. He said the area should get a couple of inches during the day, and another inch or two at night.

Monday’s forecast high is around 20 degrees, with a low of about 10. Tuesday’s high will top out at around 20 again.