Don't be surprised to see at least a dusting of snow Sunday morning, or even up to an inch in the higher elevations south of Buffalo.
But that snow will be gone by the afternoon, said David Church, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Buffalo, as temperatures warm to the mid 40s and the precipitation changes over to rain.
The sky will be overcast, but is forecast to clear around sunset, Church said. The clearing will continue overnight, with a low around the freezing mark of 33 degrees.
Monday is the beginning of a warming trend, with highs reaching the upper 50s. Temperatures are forecast to reach the upper 60s Tuesday and 70s on Wednesday and Thursday. The next chance for precipitation is rain Wednesday night through Thursday as a front crosses the area.
"I'm sure everybody can't wait at this point," said Church. "We'll get May started off right."