Hope you like it hot. Another round of heat is on the way for everyone this upcoming weekend.
High pressure centered over the Central U.S. will bring with it triple-digit heat to folks living out in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas later this week. It won't get that hot here in Western New York. However, the flow aloft will steer some of that hot air into our neck of the woods starting Thursday.
Not out of the question areas in the Northtowns from Niagara Falls to Batavia will see temperatures in the low 90s Thursday. Southern Tier could get in on the action as well, with highs in the upper 80s. The place to be will be along the waterfront, where there'll be a light breeze out of the southwest to cool it down. Lake Erie by the way is currently at room temperature, sitting at 75 degrees.
If you were hoping for some rain, you may be in luck. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will fire up throughout the weekend. It's natures way of trying to cool things down a little. Areas that could use the most rain are in Niagara and Orleans County, who seem to be left out of the action quite often. Niagara Falls has only .41 inches of rainfall in July. The average is 3.24 inches.
Twenty was the most 90-degree days ever recorded in Buffalo in a year. There's no chance of beating that record this year. So far, the airport has recorded a total of three 90-degree days. That's no contest to Rochester, which has 10 90-degree days so far this year. Niagara Falls has felt eight days in the 90s.
A cold front will move on in through early Monday morning, cooling things off.
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