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Western New York residents can ditch the fall jacket for at least one more day.According to the National Weather Service, it is going to be unseasonably warm today, nearly sweltering, in fact.By 12:05 p.m., the temperature at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport had hit 80 degrees, the National Weather Service reported.Temps in the 80s are “very warm for this time of …

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ELLICOTTVILLE – This week, the hills and valleys across the region are nearly fully ablaze. “It’s beautiful,” Diane Kerner of West Seneca said of the annual transformation of Western New York’s foliage into fiery hues of gold, orange and red.“The scenery is it for me,” she said. “I love the scenery – it’s incredible.”Fall colors across the region are achieving near-peak co…

If you’ve enjoyed the warm weather of late, you will like Tuesday even more.The thermometer is expected to reach 80 degrees in the Buffalo area on Tuesday, bettering the low 70s expected today through much of Western New York, according to projections from the National Weather Service.Temperatures are expected to be back in the mid-70s Wednesday, after a cold front holds t…

The National Weather Service in Buffalo this afternoon issued a freeze warning for part of Western New York from 11 tonight to 9 a.m. Sunday and a frost advisory for the rest from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday. The freeze warning was issued for Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, with temperatures dropping into the upper 20s to lower 30s.A frost advisory was …

Don’t get bogged down in the chilly fall weather over the next couple days. We should be getting a burst of warmth early next week.High temperatures for Monday’s Columbus Day holiday - which is also Canadian Thanksgiving - and on Tuesday are expected to reach the upper 60s to lower 70s, according to forecasters from the National Weather Service in Cheektowaga.The news isn’…

A band of lake effect rain and hail the size of pencil erasers has come ashore in South Buffalo and is headed south to Orchard Park and Springville.Flashes of lightning are accompanying the sudden storm.The storm is expected to weaken after 10 a.m.More rain is expected in southern Erie County, with a 50-percent chance of showers today, according to the National Weather Se…

Today’s high temperatures across the region will range from the low 60s around Jamestown to the upper 60s near Niagara Falls.Some parts of Western New York might see some rain showers early in the day, but skies will turn mostly sunny through the early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Cheektowaga.There’s a 50-percent chance of rain in Erie and Niagar…

A record-tying snowfall was reported Saturday at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.Meteorologists at the National Weather Service station said the snowfall total for the 2014-15 season at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport changed from 0.0 inches to a “trace.”“We had a lake effect rain event here over the weekend. There were several instances when there was …

Most of Western New York will get a short period to dry out before the rain returns.Temperatures will reach the low- to mid-60s today across the region before rain showers hit the area tonight, according to the National Weather Service in Cheektowaga. The chance of rain for this evening is pegged at 70 percent.Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and southern Erie counties face a 30- t…

Cooler, cloudier and wetter weather is here – and for much of the coming week.Sunday will feature lake-effect rain – heavy at times – and possibly a thunderstorm before 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The high is expected to reach only 54 degrees.“There could be 2 to to 3 inches of rain by early Sunday evening in some areas, especially the Northtow…

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You know summer’s over when the weather man is talking about lake effect for the weekend.“In this case, it’s rain, not snow,” said Dan Kelly, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Buffalo office. “We actually could see some heavy rain, primarily tomorrow night and Sunday morning.”But just like lake effect snow, if the band of rain remains stationary over one ar…

Sweater weather returns this weekend, so enjoy the summer-like temperatures while you can before they plunge 20 degrees.Western New York will enjoy temperatures in the 70s today and tomorrow, but that’s it for a while. And look out for the dreaded “lake effect” this weekend – although it will be rain instead of snow.“Saturday we’re looking for highs in the mid 50s,” said N…

It sounds like a broken record, but we’ve got another day of mostly sunny skies, with highs in the upper 70s today.It’s been so long since we had rain, farmers are pouring water on their lettuce, broccoli and cauliflower and the fall mums are starting to look parched.It’s been more than a week since we had any measurable rain, according to the Buffalo office of the Nationa…

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You can go ahead with your outdoor plans for the weekend without worrying about a change in the weather.Because there won’t be one.The warm, dry conditions that have prevailed this week will continue through the weekend, meteorologist Jim Mitchell of the National Weather Service in Buffalo said Friday.“We have got high pressure aloft and at the surface, pretty much anchore…

This weekend may be ideal for a ride in the country, but the vibrant colors of autumn leaves have yet to reach their peak of brilliance, according to AccuWeather Inc., based in State College, Pa.“Early season tourists and locals who venture out for foliage tours this weekend will not see ‘exceptional’ displays of color, but they will get a rare opportunity to view the sigh…