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Big Coastal Storm May Hit WNY Monday
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BUFFALO, NY -- If you were here in the Buffalo Area back on April 2nd and 3rd, 2005 you probably remember the snow storm which dropped 8" of snow on the city and over a foot in the Southern Tier.

A storm system, much like the 2005 storm, both in intensity, direction and track is going to move up the East coast on Saturday and Sunday and start affecting WNY early Monday.

Update At Noon, Saturday, April 21st:  New weather guidance indicates rain and heavy wet snow will begin developing late Sunday night through Monday night. There is potential for an accumulation of a foot of slushy snow especially across the higher elevations of the Genesee Valley and Southern Tier. 

Snowfall of this nature may lead to power outages from downed tree limbs and power lines.  At this time, the worst conditions are expected in higher elevations, but the Buffalo metro area and surrounding suburbs may also receive heavy rain and some accumulating wet snow during this time period. There's still uncertainty regarding storm totals.  Additional wet snow may continue into Tuesday. 

Stay tuned to Channel 2 News and WGRZ.com for further information on this developing April Noreaster.

WEB EXTRA: Click on the video player above to hear Storm Team 2's Kevin O'Connell talk with Tom Niziol.  Tom worked with the National Weather Service in Buffalo for many years before recently taking a position with The Weather Channel

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