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Snow in forecast Tuesday for Southern Tier

The last day of March is going to be a snowy one for the Southern Tier but not for metro Buffalo.

Up to three inches of snow is forecast Tuesday for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, with the highest accumulations on the hilltops, said Jon Hitchcock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

Even so, “there’s not enough for even an advisory,” he said.

While the Southern Tier gets snow, temperatures in the metro Buffalo area should reach the upper 30s. Only a few snowflakes are forecast for Buffalo and points north, Hitchcock said.

The atmosphere will dry out Tuesday night, with lows in the mid-20s.

Temperatures will climb to about 40 Wednesday in the metro; the upper 30s in the Southern Tier.

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“Thursday is a big, warm day,” Hitchcock said, with temperatures in the mid-60s. But the ice in Lake Erie will keep it a bit cooler in downtown Buffalo and along the Niagara River, he said.