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Weather for your weekend activities

The glare from bright sunshine shouldn’t be a factor later for soccer fans who gather to watch the United States take on Germany in the World Cup at noon on big screens in downtown Buffalo.

And participants in this weekend’s Ride for Roswell fundraiser for Roswell Park Cancer Institute can celebrate Friday night’s opening ceremony and special Peloton ride in dry and comfortable temperatures. Saturday’s ride should be dry, as well.

Welcome to the first full weekend of summer.

For those who will be heading to Canalside to watch the World Cup outdoors, you may have to dodge a raindrop or two outside the viewing tents.

“We do have scattered showers that are going to be passing across Western New York during the daylight hours,” meteorologist David Thomas of the National Weather Service in Buffalo said this morning. “It’s going to be kind of a cloudy day.”

Today’s high temperatures should reach the upper 70s. “It’s not going to feel as bad ... as the last couple of days,” Thomas said.

Dewpoints will be lower Friday, with high temperatures again reaching the upper 70s.

“We’re looking at a nice period of dry weather – Friday and most of the day on Saturday,” Thomas said. Though there’s a chance of some isolated showers, Thomas said: “I think for most of Western New York it’s going to be dry on Saturday, as well.”

Saturday’s high will be in the lower 80s and humidity will start to build, Thomas said.

Hot and muggy weather moves in Sunday, and will remain Monday and Tuesday.

“We’re looking for it to be very warm, with temperatures in the upper 80s. It’s going to be humid all three days,” Thomas added.

Look for forecasters to be referring early next week to the heat index, which approximates apparent temperature after taking into account air temperature and relative humidity.

“It could feel like 90 degrees here all three days,” Thomas said.