First the good news from Jim Mitchell at the National Weather Service.
“There’s a cold front coming through ushered in by a wind shift that will bring a chance of showers and storms to metro Buffalo,” said the meteorologist.
Make that a 40 percent chance of showers by late morning through early afternoon.
Southern Tier folks face a 60 to 70 percent chance of showers with heavier rain possible.
“Not everyone will see thunder and lightning, and winds will not be an issue,” said Mitchell.
Resident of Wyoming, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties can expect a greater chance of gusty winds with the storm transfer later in the afternoon today.
“Most of this will be out of the metro area by late afternoon,” said Mitchell. “A line of showers may linger along the Pennsylvania border. We should have a nice drop in temperatures and humidity tomorrow. It will feel more like fall.”
The bad news especially for football fans heading to Ralph Wilson Stadium for Sunday’s Buffalo Bills home opener:
“A secondary push of cooler air will see weekend highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. The chance of another system brings a definite possibility for showers Saturday and Sunday.
“It’s something to watch as we get closer,” said Mitchell.