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Another chilly day in store Saturday, 40s return Sunday

The mercury dropped into the teens early this morning across most parts of Western New York.

That was enough to equal another record for cold behind the Arctic front that crossed the region late Thursday.

The 19-degree reading at Buffalo at 5 a.m. tied a mark set in 1957 for a daily low temperature. That's 16 degrees below average for Veterans Day.

It's also the earliest in the season the temperature dropped so low since Nov. 9, 2003, weather data shows.

The frigid morning brought temperatures ranging from 10 degrees in places like Jamestown and Sardinia to 21 degrees near downtown Buffalo.

They'll rise relatively rapidly through the morning today, reaching about 36 degrees by early afternoon with increasing clouds.

Although that's still below the normal high temperature for the day of 50 degrees, it's nearly 10 degrees warmer than Friday's daytime high.

The region broke a 140-year-old record Friday for the coldest daily high. The 29 degrees, reached just after midnight, eclipsed a 30 degree reading set in 1877.

Sunday calls for a slight chance of showers after 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service forecast with a high in the low 40s.

Snow in November? Count on it. Just don't count on too much.

The temperature drops back toward freezing again overnight with a chance of rain and snow showers before partly sunny conditions return Monday with a high near 45 degrees.

Sunday's 1 p.m. kickoff temperature at New Era Field is forecast to be 42 degrees under mostly cloudy skies with a slight breeze.



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