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Colder today, with minor lake-effect snows possible in WNY

Swaths of green grass have re-appeared across Western New York's yards and parks but alas, it is still January.

So, behind a cold front that passed through the Buffalo Niagara region last evening, sub-freezing air is filtering back in.

There's a 30 percent chance for some snow showers in the Buffalo metro area, but little to no accumulation is expected, National Weather Service forecasters said.

In other traditional snow belt locations south and east of the city, some minor lake-effect snows could develop off of Lake Erie, but totals aren't expected to top a couple of inches, the weather service said.

Daytime highs today are expected to be in the mid-20s.

Buffalo's snowfall total for the season is just shy of 60 inches. It's been stuck there for nearly a week.

As of Wednesday, the seasonal snowfall total remained about 4 inches higher than average for this time in the year.

It'll get chilly again tonight with a north wind. That will help drop temperatures into the middle teens overnight.

A sunny but slightly colder than average day is forecast Thursday with highs in the mid- to upper 20s with winds becoming westerly, the weather service said.

Another brief warm-up arrives Friday and stays through the weekend with temperatures in the 40s expected.

Friday should be mostly sunny with increasing chances for rain as the weekend wears on, forecasts show.

Temperatures are forecast to return to the 40s Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (NWS)

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