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4 inches of snow in East Otto; another freeze warning on tap tonight

Snow was in the air Saturday through much of Western New York, and in several places it piled up.

National Weather Service meteorologist Liz Jurkowski said 4 inches of snow was measured at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in East Otto, which is in northern Cattaraugus County. She said snow bands moving back and forth caused measurable snow in several Southern Tier locations.

Closer to Buffalo, 0.7 inches of snow was measured in Elma at 7 a.m., while Buffalo Niagara International Airport officially had 0.3 inches on the ground as of 2 p.m.

The National Weather Service tweeted that the last time Buffalo had measurable snow in May was in 1989.

The NWS also posted a freeze warning for all of Western New York for Saturday night and Sunday morning. It's the fourth time in the last six days that sub-freezing temperatures have been forecast, and it may not be the last.

"We're going to have a break in the temperatures Sunday night, but it goes back to cold Monday night," Jurkowski said.

Sunday's high temperature is forecast in the upper 40s, with lows in the upper 30s thanks to what Jurkowski called "a little warm front" that also could bring rain showers.

Highs are predicted in the mid 40s for Monday and Tuesday, with a subfreezing Monday night. But the thermometer is forecast to reach the low 50s Wednesday, about 60 Thursday and the mid-60s Friday, although there is a chance of rain from Thursday afternoon into Friday, Jurkowski said.

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