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One of Buffalo's warmest Octobers on record could end with the region's first snow flakes of the season, according to early forecasts. Successive shots of cold air will barrage the Buffalo Niagara region starting mid-week, according to the National Weather Service. After two more days of unseasonably warm air (interrupted with some wind and rain association with a pa…

As of Saturday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Bucs game at New Era Field. Tailgate forecast: Rapid warm-up on a lovely morning, starting near 60 at 8 a.m. and rising to 73 by noon. Mostly sunny, high clouds, light southerly breeze. Game temperature: 75-78 degrees. Wind: South-southwest 5-10 early in the day increasing to 12-2…

As of Friday morning, here is my look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Bucs game at New Era Field. Tailgate forecast: Mainly sunny with rapid warming. 8 a.m. temperature will be near 60, rising to 73 by midday. Wind: South-southwest 5-10 early in the day increasing to 12-20 during the game. May have a minor effect on the kicking/passing game. Game temperature: 7…

By Jason Samenow If you’re itching for outbreaks of the polar vortex and waist-deep snow, the upcoming winter may not be your cup of tea. And, thanks to climate change, the odds of brutally cold winters are decaying. For the third time in as many years, the nation — on balance — should expect warmer-than-normal temperatures, according to the National Weather Se…

“Bundle up: Experts say this winter is going to be pretty brutal.” That’s the headline I saw on Twitter last week, and the source intrigued me. WCVB in Boston is one of the nation’s most  prestigious local stations, and its weather department is headed by a friend and truly “expert” meteorologist, Harvey Leonard. Harvey has been in Boston TV since 1977, and…

As of Tuesday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Bucs game at New Era Field. Tailgate forecast: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Temp starts near 60 and rises to 71 by late AM/midday. SSW breeze 6-12 increases late AM. Game temperature: 72-75. Wind: SSW increasing to 15-25 by or during the game. May have some impacts on kicking/passing …

Are you ready for some sunshine? The Buffalo Bills will return from the bye week under sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters say it's as certain as a Stephen Hauschka kick from 50 yards or more. In plain English? Here's what you can expect this "a…

It's great news for late-season allergy sufferers and bad news for sensitive outdoor plants. The first frost of the season is possible this evening, the National Weather Service reported. A frost advisory is posted for Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee and Chautauqua counties from midnight tonight through 8 a.m. Tuesday. "Frost may damage sensitive outdoor plants if…

Gusty winds accompanied by sheets of rain swept across Western New York as a strong cold front moved into the region late Sunday afternoon, downing trees and tree limbs and causing multiple power outages. National Grid reported more than 7,000 customers without electricity shortly before 6 p.m. Largest concentrations of outages were in the Town of Wilson in Niagara Coun…

A lakeshore flooding warning issued for areas along Lake Ontario in Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties has been extended until 8 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service in Buffalo says that strong winds and "building wave action" are expected to increase shoreline erosion. There also may be some flooding in low-lying areas near bays and inlets, forecasters warned.…

The cloudy black water beneath Niagara Falls came back Monday morning. Discolored water could be seen below the world-famous cataracts, a scene similar to what became an international spectacle over the summer. The Niagara Falls Water Board said in a statement that the discharge resulted because of "heavy and prolonged rainfall" that caused the treatment system's sto…

More than 2 inches of rain fell Monday in parts of Western New York, breaking a 111-year-old Buffalo record for rainfall on Oct. 9, according to the National Weather Service. Some roads in Amherst, Tonawanda and North Tonawanda flooded Monday morning. Amherst Police tweeted photos of flooded roads in the area near Niagara Falls Boulevard and Maple Road. https://twitt…

As of Saturday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Bengals game in Cincinnati. NOTE FOR TRAVELERS BY HIGHWAY: Locally heavy downpours with a few strong thunderstorms will develop Saturday night in western Ohio, including the Cincinnati metro region. Drivers may encounter gusty winds and ponding on roads enroute tonight. After the game, d…

As far as early wintry outbreaks go this month, we’re good … unless you are longing for such an outbreak, in which case you’re out of luck. When all is said and done, this will be another milder than average month. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any chilly days at all, but it does mean conditions favor Pacific air dominating our part of the country, rather than…

The forecast for the Columbus Day weekend isn't as rosy as it was earlier this week. It'll be unseasonably warm — maybe record-breaking in the low 80s Saturday — but there will be some turbulence. Here's what to expect: Saturday Chances for showers dissipate after 8 a.m. and temperatures are forecast to quickly rise from the low 60s to the low 80s by mid…