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This morning’s stubborn cloud cover will slowly diminish from north to south throughout the day, but don’t expect clear skies until this evening, said David Thomas, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “Some counties along the Southern Tier – Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua – may not clear out at all,” said Thomas, who predicted a colder than usual Saturd…

The rain showers that stung morning drivers in Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee and Wyoming counties will end by midmorning, according to David Thomas, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Cheektowaga. And don’t expect this morning’s balmy temperatures to hang around either, said Thomas. The 72 degrees reported at 7 a.m. will give way gradually to temperatures…

August weather roundup / “Let the Sunshine in”TEMPERATUREWhat was shaping up to be a drastically cooler than normal August temperature-wise pulled into the station close to normal, thanks to an end-of-the-month warmup. Ten of the final 12 days of the month finished above-normal temperature-wise compared with the first 19 days, when temperatures were below normal on 14 days…

Squeak out one last day of nice, warm weather with partly sunny skies and no chance of showers today, reported the National Weather Service. High temperatures should reach the upper 70s and break into the 80s with some humidity creeping in as the day progresses.“We’ve got moisture working into the area so we’ll have some humidity but it’s not going be unbearable.” meteorol…

After a heated start to September, temperatures will be closer to normal through most of this week, according to National Weather Service forecasts.The first five days of the month saw temperatures 6.5 degrees above normal thanks to three days in the 80s, including Friday’s high of 86 degrees. That mark, although short of the 92-degree record set in 1948, was still 11 degr…

A thunderstorm passed over Lewiston and Grand Island and later Williamsville, Amherst, Clarence and Cheektowaga today.The lightning, wind and heavy rain cleared up by early afternoon and hot temperatures were expected, according to the National Weather Service.“We’re still going to get very warm today,” said Aaron Reynolds of Buffalo’s National Weather Service.

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Today’s going to be a tough day to sit inside the office or classroom.Sunny and hot. One of the hottest of the summer.Buffalo’s high will be in the mid-to-upper 80s, about 10 to 15 degrees above average.Some of the warmest days this summer were July 1 and 2, which were 88 and 89 degrees; July 22, which was 88, and Aug. 30, which hit 87, according to Aaron Reynolds, of Buff…

It may be September, but some of the warmer days of summer are still upon us.This afternoon is expected to stay sunny, with a high near 81. And the forecast is even warmer Friday.If you’re trying to soak up every last bit of the summer season, Friday’s your day. Friday, Buffalo’s looking sunny with a high in the mid-to-upper 80s – about 15 degrees above average.With the co…

As the old saying goes, there’s a calm before the storm. Currently in Buffalo, we’re feeling humidity before the cooler weather.Thick, muggy and stuffy air.“The humidity has been higher,” said Steve Welch, of the National Weather Service in Buffalo, “This particular cold front is moving a lot slower, and it’s weaker too. So it’s been more humid and more warm the past coupl…

Labor Day weekend isn’t bringing beach-perfect weather, but the forecast is somewhat promising to those who want to spend the long weekend outside.From Friday through Monday, some sun, mostly clouds and a chance of thunderstorms are forecast for each day.“It doesn’t look like it’s a total washout, but keep an eye out,” said Steve Welch of the National Weather Service in Bu…

Another beautiful day is in store for Western New York today, with highs in the 80s“There is a very slight chance of some scattered thunderstorms later on, probably toward sunset,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Dan Kelly.There will be plenty of gorgeous weather to enjoy before then: Look for highs in the low 80s in downtown Buffalo, and in the mid-80s away fr…

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There’s no mention of the term “polar vortex” in the 2015 Farmers’ Almanac forecast for September – or any other time during the upcoming winter.But don’t let that fool you. You may want to have a heavier jacket ready in the closet, just the same.Polar vortex emerged as a “fashionable” phrase last winter, said Peter Geiger, editor of the Farmers’ Almanac, which released it…

The middle of August is usually a time Western New Yorkers like to bask in the homestretch of summer, heading to the Erie County Fair or a weekend festival on a pleasant, sunny day.On Saturday – not so much.Rain, gray skies, cool temperatures and gusty winds put a damper on several events that were banking on far more seasonable conditions.Strong breezes wiped out virtuall…

Is it fall already?It certainly feels like it in Buffalo – Thursday barely reached 65 degrees.But the cool temperatures are only temporary, says Jon Hitchcock of the National Weather Service in Buffalo.Expect beach weather to return, with temperatures reaching the 80s, by late next week.“I think the second half of next week, into next weekend and possibly the following wee…

High winds today could produce waves as high as six feet on Lake Ontario and five feet on Lake Erie, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a small craft advisory for area boaters.Inexperienced boaters, especially those operating vessels under 18 feet, are being advised to avoid going out on the water.Wind speeds of up to 25 mph throughout this afternoon will pro…