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Cool and getting colder as Memorial Day weekend approaches

If an outdoor camping trip is part of your Memorial Day weekend plans, you’ll probably need a bonfire to keep warm at night.

The cold front that moved through Tuesday, dropping temperatures to 40 degrees Wednesday morning outside Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, is expected to be followed by another shot of cold air Friday.

“It’s actually going to make things quite a bit colder – especially Friday night,” said meteorologist Jeff Wood of the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

Plan on temperatures in the 30s, with reading near freezing in the Southern Tier, he said.

“The good news is that is will be somewhat short-lived,” Wood said. “Next week will be a little more summer-like.”

High temperatures Saturday will be back into the 60s, then the 70s on Sunday.

“A few of the locations may get into the upper 70s – maybe 80 – by Tuesday,” Wood said.

This time of year, the normal high temperature is 68 degrees, and the low is 48.

In the meantime, high temperatures during the next few days are forecast in the 50s, and no rain is expected – at least through Monday.

“It’s going to be dry pretty much through the weekend,” Wood said.