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3 to 5 inches of snow for Buffalo starts Wednesday night

Snow is forecast to return with a few inches starting Wednesday night. Then it will be time to bundle up.

The National Weather Service issued winter weather advisories for all of Western New York, with 3 to 5 inches of accumulating snow in Buffalo, the Northtowns, Niagara County and areas west and 3 to 6 inches of snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain south of Buffalo, in the Southtowns and the Southern Tier starting Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.

Then Thursday and Friday nights, single-digit temperatures and wind chills below zero are expected.

Here's what forecasters are saying about Wednesday for the northern part of Western New York: "Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches.... from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday. Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

Here's the forecast for the Southtowns and Southern Tier:

"Snow expected, possibly mixed with sleet and freezing rain. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations less than one tenth of an inch from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday. Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute."

Next will come the bitter cold.

Temperatures will hover around the 30s for much of the week until Thursday night, when the expected low for Buffalo is 10. The expected Friday temperatures are a high of 14 and a low of 5.

Temperatures are forecast to return to the 20s and 30s for the weekend.

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