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A thunderstorm is moving across the Buffalo metro area. "It's not severe, but we'll still have some lightning and heavy rain, which is typical for summer thunderstorms," said Kirk Apffel, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at the Buffalo and Niagara Falls International Airport in Cheektowaga. "They're still dangerous, especially with the lightning. So …

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Monday's rain - remember that stuff? - was heavy in many spots across Western New York. But it won't do much to mitigate severe drought conditions, according to the National Weather Service. About 0.62-inch of rain fell at Buffalo Niagara International Airport between 8 and 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. "It's not going to alleviate much," said mete…

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A little bit of water and mud isn't going to stop country music — not yet, anyhow. Despite thunderstorms that swept through the city this afternoon, tonight's sold-out WYRK Toyota Taste of Country music festival at Coca-Cola Field is running on schedule, an official from the radio station told The Buffalo News. Gates for the annual event open at 5 p.m., with the first gr…

Festivals

For Sunday’s crowded slate of summertime events, a few hours were the difference between beauty and the beast. The people who set out for the Taste of Buffalo or Canal Fest at about 3:30 p.m., for example, enjoyed bright sunshine and a gentle breeze – the perfect weather for scarfing down chicken wings and hand-cut french fries. The brave few who ventured out several hou…