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New record high temperature set in Buffalo

It hit 81 degrees in Buffalo Friday afternoon, which will go down as a new record for October 23rd.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — With sunshine, a southwesterly breeze and an unseasonably warm air mass over the region, high temperatures reached the upper 70s and low 80s across Western New York Friday afternoon. 

Just after 2 p.m., it reached 81 degrees at the Buffalo Airport which is where records are kept and official observations made. Since then, the temperature fell and remained at 79 degrees through the afternoon. 

So, the new daily record high temperatures for October 23 was set this afternoon with a high temperature of 81 degrees in Buffalo. This breaks the previous record of 77 degrees set back in 1991. 

These warm temperatures will be out the door by the weekend though. A cold front will move through Friday night. bringing rain, gusty winds and then cooler temperatures for the weekend.

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