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Generous supply of unseasonable warmth this 'Giving Tuesday'

The warmest day since Nov. 5 is expected in Buffalo today.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service call for temperatures to rise to 61 degrees under sunny skies. It will be breezy though with southwest winds gusting up to 37 mph.

The warm-up will result from a rush of southerly air ahead of an approaching cold front that's expected to arrive later in the evening.

The normal daytime high temperature for Nov. 28 is 42 degrees.

Today's record high is 72 degrees, set in 1990.


There's about a 30 percent chance of showers overnight as the cold front passes by, the weather service said. Temperatures are forecast to dip back down to the lower 40s overnight.

The cold front tracks to the east by Wednesday allowing for another sunny day. It will be cooler than Tuesday though with highs a lot closer to normal -- in the mid 40s. (National Weather Service)


Skies clear again as the front treks east, allowing for another mostly sunny day. Daytime highs will be near 45.


Another shot of warmer air is expected ahead of another approaching cold front later Thursday. Forecasts call for partly sunny skies with about a 50 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Showers become increasingly likely as the afternoon wears into evening and then overnight. The majority of the precipitation is expected to fall as rain but some wet snow could mix in across the higher terrain overnight, forecasters said.


Precipitation is expected to dry up by the morning. Partly sunny skies with a high in the mid 40s is forecast for the start of December.

Forecasters expect the weekend to remain a little bit above normal for temperature and snow-free in the Buffalo area.

That would keep November 2017's snowfall total at 0.1 inch. The 8th least on record for any November dating back to 1870.

Searching for snow? Try upper Canada

Above-average temperatures are expected to continue through the first week of December before a pattern change to a colder, more wintry atmosphere looks to return by the month's second week, forecast models show.

Cold air is forecast to grip the Great Lakes, including the Buffalo Niagara region, as early as the end of next week. The cold, wintry weather could last a week or more, according to early projections. (

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