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The Buffalo Bills are known for playing in the cold. After last week's game in near-blizzard conditions, even The Weather Channel saluted the city for having the "NFL's worst and most awesome weather." The local thought is that frigid temperatures should give the Bills some sort of edge. One of coach Marv Levy's famed slogans during the Super Bowl era was, "When it's to…

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Buffalo's upcoming weekend will start like Memorial Day and finish like Christmas. Today may be the last chance to wear short sleeves outdoors -- and get your yard ready for what's ahead. Near-record warmth is forecast with daytime highs in the 70s. It all changes on Saturday when a sharp cold front cuts through the Buffalo Niagara region. Temperatures will plummet f…

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A picturesque frosty morning greeted the Western New York region at dawn. Many areas of the region woke up to find frost encrusted the grass, leaves and other outdoor plants. Frost forms when the moisture in the air results in condensation temperatures below freezing and the temperature cools down to that point. And, it happened this morning even though air temper…

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The best defense is offensive weather. And, Sunday's visit by the New England Patriots to New Era Field will be a cold and wet one. How much it will affect future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Tom Brady's high-flying passing attack remains to be seen. Rain is likely through at least the second half, according to the National Weather Service forecast. In some ways, …

Wednesday morning is pretty chilly for late April. The thermometer dipped to 31 degrees at Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga before 6 a.m. That's where the temperature stood at 7 a.m., and there's a chance it could dip by another degree or two, according to the National Weather Service. Lockport and North Tonawanda had temperatures of 28 degrees shortl…

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Drivers should be careful of potentially slick roads in some places on Wednesday morning thanks to snowfall atop a layer of ice. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 10 a.m. for Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming and Genesee counties. Less than an inch of additional snow is forecast, according to the National Weather Service in Cheektowaga. On Grand Island, whe…

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Buffalo and Western New York will be getting a little dose of snow on Thursday. Much of the area will see only an inch or two, with 2 to 4 inches expected in Southern Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. The snowfall will pick up in the later part of the afternoon and into the evening, but will taper off overnight, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Mi…

Parts of Western New York woke up Thursday morning to below-zero temperatures. The thermometer read minus-2 in Pendleton, minus-1 in Lockport, 0 in Lancaster and only 2 degrees in Orchard Park just after 7 a.m. Today's high temperatures will reach the low 20s, but things will warm up for Friday and the weekend. That's when highs will hit the low- to mid-40s, according to…

Here's the forecast for Western New York, according to the National Weather Service:   Friday between 7 and 9 p.m.: Watch out for a sudden, short, but potentially dangerous squall that's expected to hit the entire region during this period. It will only last about 20 minutes but is expected to cause white-out conditions. Take extra care of you're driving around th…

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Before the frigid temperatures arrive this weekend, parts of the Southtowns and the Southern Tier will get a dose of lake-effect snow. A lake-effect snow watch goes into effect Tuesday night and runs through Thursday afternoon for southern Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. "We're looking at snow accumulation possibly 8 to 16 inches in the most persistent snow ba…

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9:05 a.m. Jan 18 The latest National Weather Service forecast predicts only 1 to 2 inches of new snow in the metro Buffalo area between Monday morning and late Wednesday afternoon. The heaviest snows are expected in portions of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, which will see between 12 and 18 inches of new snow, the weather service said. Some portions of southern Er…

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Once Western New York gets past Tuesday morning's single-digit temperatures, things will get warmer for the rest of the week before more long-term cold weather sets in. Tuesday's highs will reach the mid 20s, according to the National Weather Service in Cheektowaga, an improvement over Monday's high temperatures which reached only the mid teens. "We should see quite a go…

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The coldest temperatures so far this winter will hit Western New York on Monday. The wind chill will be near zero throughout the day, with the thermometer reaching only the mid teens for a high temperature, said meteorologist Jon Hitchcock of the National Weather Service in Cheektowaga. Tonight's lows are expected to dip into the single digits for the first time this 201…