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Gusts up to 50 mph, sharp cold front coming Saturday

A sharp cold front will cross the Buffalo Niagara region Saturday, blowing the weather from May back to late February.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service issued a wind advisory for Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans and Chautauqua counties from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

National Weather Service, Buffalo

The winds are being generated by a strong area of low pressure that is crossing the Great Lakes.

A cold front associated with the storm system is forecast to cross the region from west to east starting late Saturday morning.

"A line of heavy showers and a few thunderstorms along the cold front will produce gusty winds, with a marginal risk of a few damaging wind gusts," according to weather service forecasters.

A cold front associated with a deep area of low pressure will swing through the Buffalo Niagara region Saturday, dropping the temperature close to 30 degrees from breakfast time to evening, forecasts show. (National Weather Service)

The passing cold front will cause temperatures to drop rapidly during the day Saturday.

The daily high temperature will probably come about midnight – in the low 60s.

It'll be close to 60 degrees by 7 a.m. and then will drop below 50 degrees by noon, below 40 degrees by 2 p.m. and down to the freezing point by 10 p.m., forecasts show.

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