Say it ain't snow? Chance for flakes across WNY for Mother's Day weekend

Posted at 6:59 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 05:23:55-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — An unseasonably cool air mass will settle across WNY for the end of the week through the weekend.

It never happened over the winter but a piece of the polar vortex will break off and move through the Great Lakes this weekend.

This blast of Arctic air will result in snow and possible record cold for the region.

The upper-level pattern that will be in place will support rain and snow for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as temperatures will be about 20 degrees below normal.

Saturday looks to be the most active weather day with strong winds and snow and graupel for the Southern Tier.

Hold off on planting any flowers or vegetables right now until at least Mid-May.

Climate Prediction Center keeps temperatures below normal through the middle of next week. The pattern finally changes after that.

A few records are in jeopardy as well.

Record Lows
May 8: 29, 1956
May 9: 29, 1947
May 10: 26 1947

Record Snow
May 8: 0.5", 1977
May 9: 0.5", 1923
May 10: Trace, 1945