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Sunshine City: days of dreary skies will give way to a week replete with rays

Go back into your pockets from Sept. 25 and find your sunglasses again.

On Tuesday, for the first time in more than a week, the daytime skies are forecast to be sunny and clear.

The National Weather Service forecast through Friday promises four sun-soaked days on tap with temperatures in the 70s.

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Four sunny days with above-normal temperatures will mark the start to the first full week of October. (NWS Buffalo)

Daytime high temperatures will remain almost summer-like all week in the mid-70s. The average high temperature for these four days in Buffalo ranges from 62 to 64 degrees.

Clouds will start breaking up this afternoon, according to the weather service forecast.

Bright blue skies and radiant sunshine arrives by mid-Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, the stats from September are in.

The month finished as the sixth-warmest September on record in Buffalo.

At 67.0 degrees on average, it was 4.8 degrees above normal.

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The Top Ten warmest September list is updated by the Buffalo office of the National Weather Service.

In other data from September 2016:

  • there was 3.53 inches of precipitation, which is less than a half-inch below average for the month.
  • the hottest day of the month was 88 degrees on Sept. 10.
  • its coolest night dropped to 43 degrees on Sept. 25.
  • there were 11 days with temperatures in the 80s, 15 days in the 70s and five daytime highs in the 60s.

 

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