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Thursday dawns with a coating of snow

Depending on where you live, you woke up Thursday to a dusting of snow on your car or a thin blanket of white on your lawn.

Either way, it won’t stick around for long.

“For most of the Buffalo metro area, you’ve got a pretty light amount and it should melt pretty quickly once the sun comes up,” said Kirk Apffel, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo. Not so fast in the Southtowns or Southern Tier, where there are accumulations of an inch or more.

Temperatures are expected to climb to only about 40 degrees in Buffalo on Thursday, before a gradual warmup begins Friday. Look for temperatures in the 40s Friday, around 50 Saturday and in the 50s Sunday.

“In terms of big warm-ups, I don’t see any in the foreseeable future,” Apffel said.

Even normal would be an improvement. According to Apffel, the normal high for April 23 is 58 and the normal low is 39.

Still, Apffel offered some words of consolation: “This changeable weather is certainly not unusual for the springtime here.”