Enjoy the warm weather this weekend. It’s not going to last.
Showers late Sunday into Monday will accompany a strong cold front that forecasters say will sweep through the region. That could lead to a bout of lake effect snow showers by Tuesday.
After a sunny Saturday in the 50s, a rapidly intensifying low pressure system over the Great Lakes on Sunday is expected to bring increasingly breezy conditions with gusts between 30 mph to 40 mph during the Buffalo Bills game against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
Winds are expected to increase Sunday evening.
The daytime high temperature forecast for Sunday will be in the 60s – nearly 20 degrees above average.
Temperatures will fall Sunday evening, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm that could bring new rainfall totals of up to a half an inch, according to the National Weather Service.
The windy conditions will continue as the temperature drops Monday, with snowfall possible in the evening.
Shifting winds to the west and northwest, however, are expected to reduce the chance for any heavy lake effect snow Tuesday.
“There will be snow in the air,” said Jim Mitchell, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
But he said the snow showers in the area will probably not result in much more than “nuisance accumulation.”