Scattered May snow showers will move through Western New York Friday and Saturday, ushered in by a cold front that could bring a record low overnight of 29 degrees, which was set in 1947, said Dan Kelly, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
“A couple of inches of snow could accumulate in the higher elevations Saturday, but it probably won’t stick around very long,” Kelly said.
Winds on Saturday afternoon will pick up to 20 mph under cloudy skies, with morning temperatures hovering in the 30s before bouncing back to 40 degrees in metro Buffalo. With the wind, it will feel like temeratures are in the upper teens to lower 20s, Kelly said.
The last time Buffalo experienced measurable snow in May was in 1989, when 7.9 inches fell on May 7. May is usually the last month it snows in Buffalo, with an average amount of 0.3 inches, Kelly said.
As for June?
There was a trace of snow in Buffalo on June 10, 1980, Kelly said.
Mother’s Day continues the below-normal temperatures in the upper 40s, under mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of rain toward the evening.
Normally, high temperatures should be 65 degrees, with lows of 45, Kelly said. A gradual warming is expected next week, and highs on Thursday and Friday will hit 60 degrees.