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End of the 80s? A cool end to June

As of Tuesday, the mercury hit 80 degrees four times so far in June.

The forecast suggests it won't make five.

The passage of a strong cold front brought heavy rain and brief bursts of intense lightning in the early morning hours Tuesday, with much cooler air filtering in behind it.

And, although summer officially arrived on the calendar Sunday, it's not going to feel all that summery.

Daytime high temperatures are forecast in the upper 60s to low 70s through at least next Monday, with overnight lows comfortably in the mid-to-upper 50s.

The average daily high temperature for the last week of June is 78 degrees for June 24-28 and 79 degrees on June 29 and 30.

If the mercury fails to make it to 80 degrees again in June, this month would be the first time there's been so few June days as warm in 11 years. It would also be tie the mark for the third-fewest 80-degree June days on record in Buffalo.

Here are a look at the others, and the upcoming forecast for the month's final week:

Under 80-degree days during a Buffalo June

(Fewest): 2 days: 1982

(2nd fewest): 3 days: 1985, 1958

(3rd fewest): 4 days: 2015*, 2004, 1980, 1961

(most): 24 days: 1967

* to date

 

National Weather Service forecast high and lows for the rest of June:

Today: 74/56

Wednesday: 72/59

Thursday: 71/58

Friday: 72/56

Saturday: 70/57

Sunday: 69/57

Monday: 72/TBA

Tuesday: TBA/TBA

 

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