An NWS Wind ADVISORY will be in effect Saturday from 10am to 10pm for the for All WNY counties excepting Cattaraugus & Allegany. However, there is also Marginal Risk of Severe TStorms with damaging gusts prior to that Advisory Saturday morning.
Record warmth has already occurred for Buffalo on Friday, having hit 71...which also ties us for the warmest February day on record. Showers out ahead of a strong cold front may reach Niagara, Erie, and Chautauqua Counties toward sunrise. A period of Gusty Showers & TStorms, some with downpours, will cross the region in the AM, with a low risk of a few damaging gusts. Behind the cold front, temps will plunge into the 30s from W to E in the afternoon, with strong gusts. We'll drop into the 20s overnight, with very modest lake snow showers developing...maybe some spotty coatings on the hills and dustings elsewhere. Sunday will be breezy and seasonably cold with flurries winding down.
Chance of showers far western section of WNY toward dawn. Low: falling through the 50s at dawn. S: 15-25, much gustier south.
SATURDAY: A period of Gusty Showers & TStorms will cross WNY in the AM with a low risk for a few damaging gusts. Very Windy with plunging temperatures behind a sharp cold front, dropping into the 30s from W to E during the afternoon. Only a few PM showers, possibly mixing with snow on the hills later in the day. SW: 20-30, Gusts of 45+. Windy & Colder overnight with scattered light lake snow showers. Maybe a dusting here and there north; minor coating on some hills. Low: 25. W 15-30.
SUNDAY: Mostly Cloudy AM. Partly Sunny PM, Breezy & Seasonably Cold. Light lake snow showers winding down. High: 30 hills-35. W/SW 15-25, producing a noticeable wind chill.
MONDAY: Not as cold. Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Chance of a few light wet snow or rain showers, but mostly dry. High: 45.
WEDNESDAY: Showers developing, milder. Becoming Windy PM with a chance of tshowers. High: 55.
THURSDAY: Partly to Mostly Cloudy, breezy and colder with a chance of light snow showers. High: 37.
FRIDAY; Mostly Cloudy & Chilly with a few light snow showers. High: 34.
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