Stop me if you've heard this lately..."snow in the forecast for Buffalo and Western New York."

It's been a brutal winter for Buffalo. I can't recall the last time I've seen this much snow and cold weather, and we still have a good five weeks of winter left.

The good news is this week has brought temperatures in the 30's and even 40's, which is a welcome change from the single-digit temperatures that we saw in January. Unfortunately, the bitter cold returns just in time for the weekend, and it's bringing accumulating snow with it.

WIVB 4 Warn Weather says that there will bee snow to deal with Friday night and into Saturday.

Friday will start off warm enough to bring mostly rain or a mix precipitation, but then the cold front will drop temps and bring snow to the region.

The City of Buffalo will see around 2 inches, but greater totals will be south and east of the city. Some spots could see 3-4 inches.

The high on Sunday will only be 17 with a low of 7, which is disappointing, and a wake up call that we are in fact in the month of February and not out of the woods yet for the cold weather.

However, the early forecasts for next Wednesday and Thursday have high temperatures in the mid-to-high 40's!

Why does this snow and cold have to be coming through on the weekend? Can we make a deal with the weather, to only have this stuff come between Monday-Wednesday?

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