We woke up to temperatures well below normal Monday morning, but it wasn’t record cold.
Early-morning readings included 30 degrees at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, where the National Weather Service has its offices. Elsewhere, temperatures had dropped to 27 in Warsaw, 28 in Niagara Falls and 31 in Youngstown, according to meteorologist Aaron Reynolds.
The record low temperature for Oct. 19 is 25 degrees, set in 1972. Still, Monday morning’s readings were well below the normal low for the date of 42.
In case you’re wondering, the record high temperature for Oct. 19 was 77 degrees, set in 1961. “Not going to get there – not today,” Reynolds said.
But high temperatures will approach normal, which is 58 for this date.
Monday’s high is forecast to reach the mid-50s. And it’s going to get breezy: Southwest winds could gust up to 45 miles per hour Monday afternoon and evening, Reynolds said.
While some trace amounts of snow fell overnight, there was nothing close to the 6 inches recorded Sunday in the Cattaraugus County Town of Randolph, which had the highest reading in the area.
A warm front passing through will keep temperatures in the normal range this week, with a chance of rain showers, Reynolds said.
And if you’re already looking ahead: “Normal fall weekend coming up, if you’re looking towards the weekend again,” Reynolds said.