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Weekend warmth may give way to another mid-week snowstorm

Most of the nine or so inches of heavy, wet snow that fell Tuesday will melt away this weekend.

But don't get too used to seeing your front yard again.

Another weather-making snowstorm looks to be making the same trip this Wednesday, according to forecast models.

It's still too early to tell how much accumulation will fall, or exactly where, but models show the system will take a similar track from the south into the Northeast along the Appalachian ridge. On Tuesday, the storm dropped about nine inches at the Buffalo airport and about 19 inches to the east in Rochester.


This forecast model shows a storm tracking up through Western New York along the same path as one that generally dropped between 8 and 10 inches of snow across the entire region Tuesday. (

Weather service meteorologists will be tracking the system over the next few days, but already offered some insight into what could be coming in Thursday's forecaster's discussion:


In the meantime, the thermometer - hanging out around 20 degrees on a sun-drenched Thursday afternoon - will quickly start climbing late tonight behind a passing warm front and will break into the mid-40s by Friday afternoon.

The mercury will bottom out at 14 degrees about 10 p.m. before climbing overnight to a forecast daytime high of 43 degrees Friday. (NWS)

Temperatures bottom out at 14° about 10 p.m. before climbing overnight to a forecast daytime high of 43° Friday. (NWS)

Temperatures remain in the 40s overnight with breezy southerly winds and a chance of rain into Saturday.

Saturday's high is forecast to be 46 degrees, followed by 42 degrees on Sunday, the weather service reported.

A more seasonable pattern returns for the start of the work week with a chance of rain or snow showers Monday and temperatures in the mid-30s. The temperature is forecast to drop to about 20 degrees Monday night and rebound to 34 degrees under partly cloudy conditions Tuesday before that next weather-making storm approaches Wednesday.


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