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Thermometer makes it to 92 degrees – the hottest day of the year thus far

The Buffalo area reached the 90-degree threshold Tuesday for the sixth time this year and it turned out to be the highest temperature to date.

The thermometer hit 92 degrees shortly before 3 p.m., shy of the record high for the day of 95 degrees set in 1914, according to Steve Welch, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

It also hit 90 degrees on May 28, June 26 and July 12, and 91 degrees on July 23 and Aug. 4.

The Buffalo area hits 90 degrees an average of 2.5 days a year, said Welch, who added that we may not get there again this week. Highs are expected to be 87 Wednesday and Thursday and 88 on Friday.

There also is a chance of thunderstorms and showers Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

“There’s a cold front going through on Friday, and we’ll have chance of storms in before that,” said Welch, adding, “It looks like a good chance of showers through the weekend.”

And Friday’s “cold front” means a high in the low 80s.

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