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Forecast Shows Region Could Get Some Rare May Snow Today

While spring has sprung in Western New York, the familiar sight of white flakes in the area might greet residents today.

Colder temperatures could lead to some snow accumulation in the area. Meteorologist Aaron Reynolds of the National Weather Service in Buffalo said the drop in temperature will turn rain in the forecast into snow.

Accumulation will mostly stay in grassy areas, higher elevations and away from the lakes, he said.

Snow in early May is not unheard of in Western New York, Reynolds said.

However, the temperatures will be lower than usual.

He said residents should not expect a significant amount of snow when it does arrive.

“Some places, there will be a trace amount, or some places (will get) an inch or two,” Reynolds said.

He said the snowfall will likely be slushy and shouldn’t have too much impact on the roads, but cautioned drivers to be aware of the roadway conditions.

Reynolds said it is likely this could be the last snowfall of the season, but noted that anything is possible.

“There’s always a chance, but this is probably it,” he said. “We’re heading toward June. I like the snow, so I don’t mind.”

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