Spring is just two days away, but wintry weather will continue to prevail in the Buffalo area this weekend.
A "very week band of mainly snow" was crossing all of Western New York, said David Thomas, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo.
At 745am, a band of snow is crossing WNY. There may be a little freezing rain mixing in across the So. Tier this morning. pic.twitter.com/QCQG84wrQu
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) March 18, 2017
"It's not going to produce much," he said. We can expect about a half an inch of snow through the morning.
Around noon, rain may mix with the snow as the temperature rises into the mid 30s.
Overnight, the rain will change back to snow, especially in higher elevations where another half an inch of snow is expected.
"Nothing significant," Thomas said.
On Sunday, the temperatures will be about the same, possibly a little warmer, but no precipitation -- snow or rain -- is expected. That's good news for people who want to go to the St. Patrick's Day Parade that kicks off at 2 p.m. at Niagara Square, going up Delaware Avenue to North Street. It will be cloudy through most of Sunday, then clearing somewhat overnight Sunday.
Next week, keep an eye for even colder temperatures as an Arctic cold front drops down into the region.
By late Tuesday or Wednesday, highs will only get to the upper 20s. Areas northeast of Buffalo and south of Buffalo may get some accumulating snow, Thomas said.