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Warmer, drier air forecast in wake of weekend’s record rainfall

You can stow those umbrellas, but keep a sweater handy.

Drier, warmer weather is expected in the wake of the soggy weekend, when a daily rainfall record was set Saturday outside the National Weather Service offices at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The 1.85 inches broke the previous record of 1.63 inches, set in 1878, according to Bill Hibbert, a meteorologist with the weather service.

Monday morning got off to a chilly start, with 45 degrees reported in Jamestown and 46 in Niagara Falls.

“Warmer weather is expected for the rest of the week – after today,” Hibbert said. Temperatures are expected to rise into the upper 70s, to around 80 degrees.

The average high temperature for Sept. 14 is 72 degrees, and Monday’s high is expected to come in right around that number. It’ll drop back into the lower 50s Monday night, Hibbert said, which is a bit lower than the average of 55 degrees.

“Nobody’s seeing any frost yet; you don’t have to worry about that,” Hibbert said.