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First weekend of summer forecast: cool, cloudy and wet

You couldn't ask for a better week to end spring and start summer:

Radiant sunshine. Temperatures in the upper 70s with low humidity. Blazing evening sunsets.

Bet you can hardly wait to enjoy it all on your weekend days off, right?

Try again next weekend. Unless you're a duck, this one looks like a bust.

A slow-moving storm system tracking northeastward from the Ohio Valley looks to dampen the first weekend of summer, the National Weather Service reported.

Here's what the weather service says to expect:


Temperatures and dewpoints will climb throughout the day with an increasing chance for some showers by mid-evening. Daytime highs should top out near 78 degrees.


Showers, and possibly a thunderstorm, become likely overnight starting about 3 a.m. with overnight lows in the low 60s. Up to one-quarter of an inch of rain is possible.


No sunshine, a 90 percent chance for rain with precipitation likely throughout the day until early evening.

Forecasts show the sky will be covered in clouds 100 percent of Saturday's daylight hours. Rain is likely much of the day. (NWS Buffalo)

Widespread showers are expected to bring chances for thunderstorms and as much as one-quarter to one-half inch of rain.

The wet weather will be generated by a weakening area of low pressure.

"Despite the high probabilities of rain, it should be noted that there will be breaks, with periods of dry weather between the areas of showers," the weather service said.

But, temperatures will be limited by the substantial cloud cover, forecasters said. Forecasts show daytime highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Chances for showers continue into Saturday night with overnight lows in the low 60s.


A cold front is expected to dip across the Buffalo Niagara region on Sunday, bringing more showers ahead of it. (NWS)

An upper-level trough of cold air — and a cold front — will interact with Saturday's moisture-laden airmass and help to generate more rain, weather service forecasters said.

New rainfall amounts between one-tenth and one-quarter inch are possible. And, some thunderstorms are possible across the Southern Tier, forecasters said.

It'll remain 100 percent cloudy all the way through at least dinnertime before gradual clearing occurs later Sunday and overnight into early Monday.

The cloud-cover is also forecast to keep temperatures below normal with highs only expected in the upper 60s.



Mostly sunny skies. Highs in the low 70s.





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