For the second day in a row, the Buffalo area notched a temperature record – hitting 89 degrees shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday.
The flirtation with the rare 90-degree mark broke the previous record of 82 degrees set last year and in 2007. National Weather Service meteorologist Aaron Reynolds noted Buffalo was in the middle of a trifecta of records, with Rochester hitting 92 degrees and Watertown reaching 86. No doubt, he added, some thermometers in the Buffalo area registered 90 degrees or above.
Friday’s high of 88 degrees shattered the previous mark of 85 degrees set in 1979.
The new week will be mostly sunny, a bit more seasonable and noticeably cooler – especially Wednesday, when the high reaches only 51 degrees. Sunday will see a high of 71 and a chance of thunderstorms. The high Monday will be 72 and Tuesday, 63 – both days holding out the possibility of rain. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will see highs of 56, 63 and 69 degrees, respectively.