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Tuesday, June 10


Written By:  Scott Hetsko

A warm front will help send dew point temperatures well into the 60s by Wednesday morning.  Moisture and added lift will result in some soaking showers and storms developing in Western New York over the next 48 hours.  Steering winds will be strong enough so that most showers and storms will move quick so the flood risk area wide is low but still will need to be watched.

A cold front will plow all the humidity off the coast by Friday evening which will leave us with sunshine and lower humidity for Fathers' Day weekend!

Thursday, June 5

Is This Payback?

Written by: Stacey Pensgen

Another strong area of high pressure moves in for Friday, and lasts through late Sunday, which means another absolutely beautiful weekend. So, the question is: Is this payback (in a good way) for our harsh winter? Or, will there be future payback for this beautiful weather?! So far, this Spring has been rather benign with no huge blasts of heat or nasty severe weather outbreaks. So, at least as far as our weather has been thus far, this is just par for the course!

Sorry, no earth-shattering blog update here, just getting ready to bask in more sunshine this weekend. Get out and enjoy it! And perhaps do some watering!

Monday, April 14

Summer, Winter & Spring All in One Week!

Written by John DiPasquale:

Summer Sunday & today, but late tonight into Tuesday we will step back into winter for a couple of days with rain changing & ending as snow during midday and afternoon.  A minor slushy accumulation is probable Tuesday afternoon, especially on grassy surfaces and hilltops.  Temperatures will drop from near record warmth yesterday & today back into the 30s Tuesday & struggle to get out of the 30s Wednesday despite a good deal of April sunshine!

Temperatures will rebound nicely Thursday & Friday into the 50s & 60s, respectively under more sun, before it turns somewhat unsettled possibly for Easter weekend.  Temperatures will probably be colder for the weekend too, but the weekend is still several days out so it could still change.  Be sure to tune to News 8 throughout the week for the all important holiday weekend updates.

Have a good start to your week everyone!


Sunday, April 13

Huge changes....

Some were critical of my using the word HUGE in my tweet about changes in our weather this week.  A 40 to 50 degree change in temperature from 3pm Monday to 3 pm Tuesday is a huge change.  Just because you assume we are referring to snow that's your problem.   What is it that is said about assuming?

Anyway as we have said all along, any snow will be slushy and not significant.  Temps will struggle to reach 40 on Wednesday after morning lows in the 20s.  Don't plant your annuals just yet!

Scott Hetsko

Monday, April 7


Written by John DiPasquale:

Rain moves in from south to north this afternoon with a good 1" to 1.5" possible near & north of the Thruway with closer to a half to three quarters of an inch south this afternoon through tonight.  Temperatures will dip back out of the 50s & into the 40 to 45 degree range as the rain moves in & cools the air.  Tonight temps will basically hold steady, & Tuesday we should be up near 50, before slipping back a little during the afternoon with a scattering of rain showers possibly mixing with a little snow &/or sleet during the afternoon, especially over the hills.

Late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning there may be a few snow showers & flurries with a reinforcing shot of colder air, setting us up for a blustery Wednesday with highs only in the low 40s.

We will recover nicely Thursday thanks to a warm front passage due to come through early Thursday & warm us back up well into the 50s to near 60 with some sun!

Another cold front will attempt to dive in late Thursday night into Friday morning with some rain & colder air to end the week, & then the weekend will try to warm up more significant, especially come Sunday with a little rain possible Sunday.  More cold air MAY follow next week following the balmy weekend.  Stay tuned.

Have a great one everyone!!    

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