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Waterspouts and 'lake-effect' rain possible Thursday

A much cooler airmass will arrive in the Buffalo Niagara region for the next few days.

It has the potential to spawn "a few waterspouts" over the warmer waters of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, according to the National Weather Service.

Waterspouts were spotted over Lake Erie Wednesday evening.

Small craft advisories are posted today for the shorelines of both lakes.

(National Weather Service, Cleveland graphic)

The coolest air of the month is expected during this time period, with temperatures feeling more like September than August.

Today's high is forecast to be 72 degrees, with a high of just 68 degrees Thursday and 69 degrees Friday.

Thursday's high could be Buffalo's coolest day since June 27. Forecasters said there's even a chance for some lake-effect rain showers on Thursday.

The cooler, drier airmass follows the passage of Tuesday's strong cold front that brought strong thunderstorms to many parts of the region.

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