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Summer's last breaths will be warm ones; season ends with four 80° days

When the final statistics are tabulated after autumn arrives at 10:21 a.m. Thursday, the Summer of 2016 will rank near the top in all categories hot and dry.

The season will pad its stats over its last days with temperatures well-above normal, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Summer officially ends at 10:21 a.m. Thursday with the start of fall, but it's going to feel summery right into the change of seasons. (National Weather Service)

Summer officially ends at 10:21 a.m. Thursday with the start of fall, but it's going to feel summery right into the change of seasons. (National Weather Service)

Daytime high temperatures today, Wednesday and Thursday are expected to reach 80 degrees or more.

Adding Monday's 80-degree reading in Buffalo, that will mean the last four days of summer will reach the mark.

 

The average daily high temperature for this week in September is 68 to 70 degrees.

The warm days will spill into fall as well and keep the city's all-time streak of daily high temperatures above 70 degrees in tact through at least the weekend.

Today makes 99 days in a row the mercury has reached at least 70 degrees in Buffalo. The streak started with a 74 degree day on June 14.

The former record was 95 days, set in from May 31 to Sept. 22, 2005.

 

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