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Break out an extra blanket Friday night

If you don’t feel like firing up the furnace again Friday night, at least throw an extra blanket on the bed.

A cold front, coupled with mostly clear skies, will drop overnight temperatures into the mid-30s in metro Buffalo and as low as the mid-20s in the interior valleys of the Southern Tier.

Imagine a line through central Erie County extending eastward. A frost advisory has been issued for points north and a freeze warning for areas to the south; both are in effect from midnight until 9 a.m. Saturday, said John Rozbicki, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

Cold? No doubt.

Record cold? Unlikely.

The record low for May 23 was 33 degrees, recorded in 1967.

Official readings are made outside the weather service offices at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.

The forecast calls for temperatures of 35 or 36 in the metro area, Rozbicki said.

“We’ll get fairly close, at least,” he added.

Temperatures are expected to reach the 60s Saturday, and climb a bit higher each day through Memorial Day weekend, which, for the most part, will remain dry.

“Our next chance of rain is going to be Monday,” Rozbicki said. Right now, the chance is looking about 50 to 60 percent, he noted.