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Another heat record falls in Buffalo; city wakes up warmer than Jacksonville, Atlanta or Charlotte

The weather's getting weird.

For the fifth day in a row Thursday, the temperature exceeded 80 degrees in Buffalo. Today will make six. Saturday? Seven.

(Seven out of the month's first 10 days.)

Buffalo's average number of 80-degree days in September is four.

The thermometer didn't drop below 75 degrees at all on Thursday.

That's a new record, the National Weather Service announced this morning.

The previous mark was set on Sept. 8, 2001 when it the highest low temperature for the date was 73 degrees.

And, when dawn broke over the eastern U.S. today, the north was warmer than the south:


The average temperatures for today in Buffalo are 74 degrees for the high and 56 degrees for the low.

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Forecasts continue to show that the next couple of days will be a bit of a roller-coaster ride.

The temperature at Buffalo today is expected to hit 84 degrees with sunny skies and a temporary respite from the humidity.

As a high pressure system scurries away from the area, a deep storm system is emerging to create an inclement Saturday.

Forecasts show the Buffalo Niagara International Airport could get its first measurable rain of the month in a big way on Saturday.

Between 5 a.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday, 1.34 inches of rain is forecast by the National Weather Service.

It will also be breezy with wind gusts picking up later at night, the forecast shows.

Thunder, rain and gusty winds are all included in the forecast for Saturday. (National Weather Service)

Thunder, rain and gusty winds are all included in the forecast for Saturday. (National Weather Service)

Behind the system, drastically cooler air will grace Buffalo on Sunday and dry conditions will prevail until at least Tuesday, forecasters say.

Sunday's high temperatures are only forecast to be in the lower 70s. It will be mostly sunny but breezy with wind gusts over 30 mph possible at times.

Monday and Tuesday both also look sunny with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Early forecasts for Thursday evening's inaugural Bills' game at New Era Field will likely become more clear over the weekend.

The National Weather Service's preliminary forecast for the day on Thursday shows sunny conditions with a high near 70 degrees.





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