The halfway point of October is here. This is the time of the year that people can notice the sun setting pretty early in the evening, and the temperatures get cold at night.

The good news is that if you enjoy warmer than normal temperatures, you will get your wish this week.

Highs will be in the mid-60's across much of New York State the middle of this week, with Wednesday and Thursday being the warmest of the days. However, that brief uptick in warmth will be short-lived.

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There's cooler weather on the way next weekend. It will feature plenty of rain and yes, even snow in the forecast.

WKBW revealed that the GFS model is painting a wide brush of snow and mixed precipitation this upcoming Sunday. It looks as if snow will be the story in the southern tier of Western New York, with snow also all over upstate. The timing should be Sunday afternoon into the evening.

This snow shouldn't accumulate to much but it could be the first day/night of noticeable snowfall this season. The first average snowfall in Buffalo is October 23rd, so that lines up perfectly with the average. The first measurable snowfall doesn't come until early-to-mid November. We're only three or four weeks away from that.

This winter will be an El Nino one, which could mean more nor'easters in New York City and downstate. Lake effect snow could be the story in November and December, but milder temperatures for this winter, compared to the average.

Enjoy October while it lasts, since we could very well see some snowy weather in the coming weeks, especially if you live off Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

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