SURGE OF WARMTH FROM SOUTHERLY WINDS ON MONDAY BUMPED OUR TEMPERATURES TO RECORD NUMBERS. — We went from a record low on Wednesday, January 30th of -3F to a new record high on Monday of 58F beating the old record of 57F set in 1991.
In five days WNY swings from winter to spring, from record snowfall to snowmelt and rain showers. The combination of the two will lead to potential for flooding on rivers and creeks. Low lying areas, poor drainage areas and those affect by ice jam flooding will have to watch the changing conditions through Wednesday.
Flood Watch is posted for much of WNY now through late Wednesday night.
Flood Warning for Central Erie County until 4:45pm today. Cazenovia Creek and Buffalo Creek are above flood stage.
After the big warm-up we'll begin to cool down again for the beginning of the week and then we turn our attention to our next weather maker which could cause slick conditions with sleet and freezing rain from Wednesday into Thursday. A bigger drop off of temperatures happen later Friday into the weekend.
Potential for record breaking warmth. 57 is the record high set in 1991, with southerly winds we have a great shot at the airport to get to 57 and even surpass it. Warm with a mix of sun & clouds with rain showers arriving late.
The morning will be the warmest part of the day with temperatures dropping through the 40s into the 30s. Rain showers diminish into the morning with some snow showers through the day.
Rain, sleet and freezing rain possible as next system arrives across WNY.
Mainly rain showers.
Rain showers to snow showers as temperatures dive from the 40s from the early morning into the 20s by the afternoon.