On the heels of a low temperature Saturday in the single digits, the new week is taking a turn for the warmer.
A southerly flow of air inching into the region Sunday will supplant a strong arctic front that’s chilled the region since Friday, according to Steve Welch of the National Weather Service in Cheektowaga, who notes that the average daily high for this time of year is in the upper 30s.
Sunday’s high will reach 35 degrees, with the highs on Monday and Tuesday climbing to 51 and 57 degrees, respectively. Rain is in the picture Tuesday, with as much as half an inch expected.
A cold front returns midweek, with Wednesday’s high expected to drop to 43 degrees. The highs Thursday and Friday are forecast at 40 and 41 degrees, respectively. Scattered rain and snow showers remain in the picture.
Saturday looks to be partly sunny with a high of 39.