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April brings light snow showers across Western New York

An inch or less of snow is expected for most of Western New York over the rest of the day on Monday.

After drivers dealt with a wet - and sometimes slick - morning commute, there remains a chance for freezing rain through about 10 a.m.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 2 p.m., though the weather system is expected to weaken later in the morning and into the afternoon, said National Weather Service meteorologist Aaron Reynolds.

Several crashes dotted area highways and roadways on Monday morning. At about 5:30 a.m., a crash on the westbound Youngmann Highway at the Main Street exit closed the left lane. It wasn't known how much road conditions played a factor. Amherst police reported slick roads as of 6:30 a.m. A vehicle crashed into a utility pole on East Robinson Street in North Tonawanda around 6:30 a.m., closing East Robinson between Sweeney Street and Jefferson Avenue.

Here are some of the 24-hour snowfall totals around Erie and Niagara counties, as reported by the National Weather Service:



Once today's system moves across the area, there's a chance the precipitation will turn into freezing drizzle, said meteorologist Aaron Reynolds.

Radar image as of about 8:30 a.m. (National Weather Service)

Radar image as of about 8:30 a.m. (National Weather Service)

Only some minor snowfall accumulations are expected before the system exits the region. There will be a chance of snow through early Tuesday morning.

Monday's high temperatures are expected to hit around the freezing mark.

Once this snow system is gone, the next chance of snow comes Wednesday morning, before temperatures warm up into the 40s and rain is predicted.

Forecasters predicted 4 to 7 inches of snow would fall overnight in Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties.

Town officials in Amherst and Tonawanda asked residents to start following winter rules again and avoid parking overnight on the streets.

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