BUFFALO, N.Y. — Much of Western New York picked up around a half an inch of rain of more already today, but a few more showers and storms will move through tonight.
Another batch of showers and storms will move through later in the evening again and continue into early Saturday morning. Otherwise, temperatures will fall into the low-mid 50s Friday night under a mostly cloudy sky.
Rain totals between Thursday night and Saturday morning will be around half an inch on average for the region. Upwards of an inch or two is possible though in areas that receive some of the heavier showers.
This ahead of cold front will pass through by Saturday morning though, allowing for a slightly cooler start to the weekend. A spot shower and cloudy day to start Saturday with morning lows in the low 50s. But a clearing sky and sunshine will help conditions warm up into the low 70s.
Sunday and Monday are the pick days of the long weekend with lots of sunshine and high temperatures in the upper 70s Saturday and low-mid 80s Monday. Memorial Day could even be a record warm day for the holiday (not the date). The record high temperature for Memorial Day in Buffalo is 87 degrees and was set back on the holiday in 1944. It'll be close with highs expected to be in the mid 80s Monday afternoon.
Next week too is looking very warm with temperatures approaching 80 degrees midweek with a blocking pattern settling in that could keep Western New York and the Northeast warm for much of the week.