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Snow and single-digit temperatures again in the forecast

Another winter storm is expected to drop up to 6 inches of snow in Western New York through Friday morning.

A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 1 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming and southern Erie counties.

“We’re going to get some light general snowfall across the region,” meteorologist Kirk Apffel of the National Weather Service in Buffalo said Thursday morning. While the forecast calls for 3 to 6 inches in the advisory area, Buffalo will see a little less than that, he said.

Though Thursday’s high temperatures will reach the mid-30s – surpassing the average of 31 for this time of year, the precipitation will fall as snow.

“It will still be snow,” Apffel said. “It may be wet and it may struggle to stick.”

When temperatures drop into the mid-teens Thursday night, they’ll stay there through early Friday. “It’s tricky, because the high is going to be pretty much the same as the low temperature,” Apffel said.

Then temperatures will drop into the single digits by sunset Friday, with light snow continuing to fall. There may be some lake enhancement, Apffel noted.

The storm system that will pass through this area already has prompted a winter storm warning in Maine, where up to a foot of snow is expected Friday into Saturday. Many areas of Maine received more than two feet of snow from the East Coast blizzard earlier this week.