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Spring's break: a little snow back in the forecast

Yes, it's late in the season. No, it's not unheard of.


Not a lot, just enough to give you jitters.

"It could be cold enough where we get some flurries mixed in," said Jim Mitchell, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service.

The forecast shows the best chance for that to occur between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday.

Overnight low temperatures will drop to about 30 degrees in Buffalo and into the 20s in the higher hilltop terrain east of the metro area and in the Southern Tier.


Some minor accumulations of snow are possible in those areas of higher elevations around the region.

The chilly weather is associated with an upper-level low that will help create a "north to northwest flow" pulling colder air down from Canada into Western New York "for the next week" or so, Mitchell said.

Temperatures will run quite a bit below normal for the date, but a cold snap is hardly unprecedented.

"We frequently go below freezing this time of year," Mitchell said.

Wednesday's average high in Buffalo is 58 degrees with a low of 39 degrees, but it won't get out of the low 40s, according to the forecast. It will also be breezy, especially in the afternoon, with gusts approaching 40 mph, according to weather service forecasts.

Here's a look at the week's forecast from the National Weather Service:

Tonight: Chance Showers, 37°

WED: Chance Showers, 43°

Overnight: Chance Rain/Snow, 30°

THU: Chance Rain/Snow, 38°

Overnight: Slight Chance Rain/Snow, 31°

FRI: Slight Chance Rain/Snow, 39°

Overnight: Mostly Cloudy, 30°

SAT: Partly Sunny, 48°

Overnight: Mostly Cloudy, 32°

SUN: Mostly Sunny, 48°

Overnight: Mostly Cloudy, 32°

MON: Mostly Cloudy, 51°

Overnight: Mostly Cloudy, 33°

TUE: Partly Sunny, 51°

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