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Wet snow forecast in higher elevations south and east of Buffalo

The time has come to talk snow.

Western New York's first snowfall of the season is possible overnight Tuesday across higher elevations, according to National Weather Service forecast discussion.

Little accumulation is expected, however, forecasters say.

Snow is forecast in some areas of Chautauqua County and in higher elevations east of Buffalo in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. (National Weather Service)

Snow is forecast in some areas of Chautauqua County and in higher elevations east of Buffalo in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. (National Weather Service)

The flakes could be generated by "weak and disorganized lake bands" that will bring showers across some areas of the region today and tonight, forecasters said.

Temperatures are forecast to run below normal today with a northwest flow of air in place. Highs in Buffalo won't get out of the mid-40s with overnight lows at the freezing mark.

Forecasts show that some snowflakes may mix in with rain between 4 and 5 a.m. around the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

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The first blue mark of the season for Buffalo on forecast charts shows a "slight chance" for some snow at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. (National Weather Service)

Areas closer to the lake shore will likely remain too warm for any snowflakes.

Lake Erie's temperature is still 62 degrees.

On average, it's not to early to see snowflakes in the air, but still a little bit early for the first measurable snowfall in Buffalo.

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(National Weather Service, Buffalo graphic)

High pressure moves into the region for Wednesday, but it won't feel any warmer.

Partly sunny conditions are expected in Buffalo with a daytime high of just 44 degrees.

The average high for the date is 55 degrees.

 

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