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Cooler temperatures will follow string of hot days in Buffalo

For the sixth day in a row Friday, the temperature exceeded 80 degrees in Buffalo.

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.

The previous mark was set on Sept. 8, 2001.

When dawn broke over the eastern U.S. on Friday, the north was warmer than the south: Buffalo, Boston, New York and Philadelphia posted higher temperatures than Nashville, Atlanta and Birmingham, and other Southern cities.

Forecasts show a bit of a roller-coaster ride in coming days.

The temperature Friday in Buffalo hit 83 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.

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 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.

email: tpignataro@buffnews.com

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