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A flood watch has been issued for all of Western New York for this evening through late Monday afternoon.Heavier rain will begin after midnight, according to Bill Hibbert, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Buffalo. Buffalo could see up to 2 inches of rain, while 2 1/2 inches could fall in the western Southern Tier.“Tonight we are expecting quite a…

Warm, humid conditions greeted Western New Yorkers at daybreak today, but change is on the way.This morning’s temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70s were about 10 degrees above normal, according to Bob Hamilton, a meteorologist with the Buffalo office of the National Weather Service.“It’s warmer just ahead of the cold front that’s moving in today to cool things down for the …

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Buffalonians could get all hot and bothered about the new data-crunch from WalletHub that puts Buffalo near the bottom of its “2014’s Cities With the Best and Worst Weather” list. But hot and bothered is not how we spend our beautiful summers, even when they are served a nasty slap from an upstart website looking for a little media attention. Anyone with a sense of history…

Hot, muggy conditions are forecast for today and Tuesday, with Tuesday expected to be one of the warmer days of the summer in Western New York.Highs today are expected to be in the lower 80s, a few degrees above normal, according to David Thomas, a meteorologist with the Buffalo office of the National Weather Service. There may be an isolated shower south or east of the Ci…

A downdraft wind that managed to moved one Clarence shed late Saturday afternoon fell far short of being a tornado, according to the National Weather Service. “It went quickly on through and fizzled away,” said meteorologiist Bill Hibbert, working out of the Weather Service offices at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Cheektowaga. Office co-workers, he said, noticed a…

June weather roundup / The heat is onTEMPERATUREOne of the region’s longest and snowiest winters quickly became a distant memory as the mercury soared for much of June – finishing in 11th place on the list of all-time warmest recorded Junes. The 78.3-degree average daily high temperature was three degrees warmer than normal. The daily high was at least 70 degrees for all …

If you were planning on spending the weekend at the lake or by the pool, you may want to fit that into your schedule today.Today, temperatures are expected to reach 79 degrees, dropping to 71 degrees by 9 p.m., and the sky should stay mostly sunny. But tomorrow and Sunday look cloudy and wet.Saturday, Buffalo looks to be cloudy with occasional rain and possible thunder – t…

The “polar vortex” some feared could come to Buffalo this week – a rumor the National Weather Service shot down – has manifested in simply wet weather.There is a 70 percent chance of precipitation to continue today until 1 p.m., at which point the odds of showers will drop to 10 percent, so those heading to the Megadeth concert at Artpark should be dry. But the safest bet …

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For Sunday’s crowded slate of summertime events, a few hours were the difference between beauty and the beast.The people who set out for the Taste of Buffalo or Canal Fest at about 3:30 p.m., for example, enjoyed bright sunshine and a gentle breeze – the perfect weather for scarfing down chicken wings and hand-cut french fries.The brave few who ventured out several hours e…

If you’re headed out to the Taste of Buffalo today, bring a poncho – and that’s not just for covering up your expanding belly.It’s been pouring downtown today – the second day of the beloved food festival.But the festival will go on.“The restaurants are still serving,” said Laura Jacobs, spokeswoman for Taste of Buffalo.She said there hasn’t been any lightning in the area,…

Showers and thunderstorms could put a damper on today’s busy slate of festivals throughout the region, but the City of Buffalo may be spared.Rain is expected to develop in most of Western New York this morning, and the chance of storms will continue into the afternoon in the Southern Tier, Niagara and Orleans counties and areas east of Buffalo, according to Jon Hitchcock o…

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A polar vortex in the middle of the summer? Some commentators are pulling out the V-word to describe the cold snap that is forecast for the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. next week, but many meteorologists say it isn’t so.One of them is Shawn Smith, of the National Weather Service office in Cheektowaga, who said Thursday that although a big trough of cold air is expected t…

A heavy downpour swept across the Buffalo metro area at the beginning of the afternoon commute Tuesday, slowing expressway traffic, blacking out more than 3,400 power company customers and prompting the cancellation of evening activities at Canalside. Minor flooding temporarily closed parts of Camp Road in the Town of Hamburg and Route 240 in Colden. An advisory for small …

Severe thunderstorms expected to roll through the Buffalo area into the early evening prompted Canalside to cancel events and activities that were scheduled for the evening.Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain, according to the National Weather Service .“It’s going to be around for the remainder of the afternoon into the early evening. I…

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect in the City of Buffalo and its northeast suburbs – such as Amherst and Clarence – through 11:30 p.m.The National Weather Service said the current onslaught of rain and thunder should wind down sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. Williamsville, Akron and Lancaster are among the other suburbs that are under the severe thunderstorm …