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Chilly Thursday; wet and warmer for WNY Friday, weekend

The heaviest snowfall today is forecast in the Southern Tier in places like Jamestown and Olean. (NWS Buffalo)

February weather in the Buffalo Niagara is back for the day on Thursday.

The National Weather Service posted a winter weather advisory through 4 p.m. for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties with some early ice accretion up to one-tenth inch expected followed by 2 to 4 inches of snow.

The snowfall is connected to a passing storm system south of the region that's expected to impact mainly the Southern Tier with minor accumulations in southern Erie and Wyoming counties, according to the weather service.

In the Buffalo metro area, there's a 30 percent chance of snow in the morning with less than one-half inch expected. Snow is expected to mix with rain in the afternoon before ending, the weather service said.

It's snowing all over WNY today, but you can't see it in Buffalo

Forecasters expect daytime high temperatures will peak in the upper 30s.

A slight chance for precipitation is possible overnight with lows near 30, the weather service said.

Another round of precipitation is expected on Friday, but temperatures are expected to warm up with a southerly flow of air.

Some early frozen precipitation is forecast to give way to rain by mid-morning. Up to one-quarter inch of rain is possible in the metro Buffalo area on Friday with daytime highs expected in the upper 40s, according to the weather service.

Forecasters said rain is likely to continue overnight Friday with lows in the mid 30s.

Forecasters project the weekend looks to remain unseasonably warm, with temperatures in the mid 40s Saturday and low to mid 50s on Sunday, with rain expected both days.


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