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Sunday may be more like a little 'snow' day

Believe it.

There are flakes in the forecast again, according to the National Weather Service.

The best chances for snow will come between about midnight and mid-morning on Sunday, weather service forecasts show.

"The weather for this upcoming weekend does not look very spring-like as winter takes its last parting shot for the season," the weather service said. "Model consensus is in fairly good agreement on this overall pattern, which increases forecast confidence."

The weekend forecast calls for:

  • Below-average temperatures with daytime highs on Saturday in the mid-40s with a 60 percent chance for rain showers.
  • A 40 percent chance for rain showers Saturday night transitioning to snow showers with overnight lows in the low 30s.
  • More chances for a mix of snow and rain showers on Sunday with highs in the low to mid 40s.

The average high temperature in Buffalo for this weekend is in the low 60s.

Forecasts show there's a chance for up to 0.2 inches of snowfall on Sunday.

"The core of the coldest air will move into the region late Saturday night and into Sunday morning," the weather service said. "Thermal profiles suggest it will be cold enough for snow in many areas, however, any accumulation would be light with a negligible impact."

Although it wouldn't be record-setting for the date (there was 1.9 inches of snow on April 29, 1909), it could be the latest measurable snowfall in Buffalo since a freak snowstorm dumped 7.9 inches of snow on the city on May 7, 1989.

Temperatures should rebound sharply by next week with mid 50s forecast on Monday followed by 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday and close to 70 degrees on Thursday, the weather service forecasts.


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