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Friday’s high of 88 degrees sets a record for the date

Buffalo’s first seasonal flirtation with the 80s on Friday turned out to be a record breaker.

The temperature reached 88 degrees – shattering the previous mark of 85 degrees set in 1979, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

It won’t be quite that warm Saturday, with the high expected to peak out at 79 degrees as the possibility of thunderstorms enters the picture. On Mother’s Day, the outlook is for thunderstorms and temperatures in the low 70s.

In a year also known for its frigid cold, meanwhile, is the possibility that the region could see some 90-degree days this summer.

AccuWeather, based in State College, Pa., is projecting this scenario for the Northeast. The last time Buffalo saw the 90s was on July 16, 2013, when it hit 92 degrees – the last of three consecutive days of readings in the 90s.