SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FRIDAY…NWS Storm Prediction Center has highlighted areas from route 31A in Orleans County southward through Alden-Gowanda-Mayville.  East of that line, there will be a chance of a severe isolated thunderstorms with potentially strong damaging wind gusts possible.

On the heels of a sunny Thursday across WNY clear skies will take us through the overnight hours.  We will likely see a few more clouds across the area for Friday as a cold front approaches.  While there will be a chance for a few isolated showers and possibly a rumble of thunder by the late afternoon and evening hours, coverage should initially be limited to areas south and east of Buffalo.  The chance for showers and storms will continue into the overnight hours when the rest of WNY will have a shot at some of the much-needed rain.  

HOLIDAY WEEKEND FORECAST… While we have been watching the timing of this front very closely, it still looks like any leftover showers or drizzle will end by Saturday morning, with sunshine breaking out. Sunday looks warm with only a chance for a stray sprinkle as a second, weaker front moves across WNY. The forecast looks even better for the 4th with a mostly sunny dry day.  Temperatures will be a little above seasonable.

TONIGHT: Mostly Clear, Mild, Somewhat Muggy, Breezy on the hilltops and along the Erie shore later at night, Low: 56 valleys, 66 lakeshores, SSW breeze 8-16 mph (G25 on the hills)

FRIDAY: Partly Sunny, Warm, and Humid, Scattered mid-late afternoon Thunderstorms with locally heavy downpours mainly south and east of the metro, High: 82 lakeshores, 90 inland

SATURDAY: Clearing early in the morning, High: 79, Low: 60

SUNDAY: Warm, Bright Sunshine, High: 80, Low: 61

MONDAY (INDEPENDENCE DAY): Mostly to Partly Sunny, High: 81, Low: 63

TUESDAY: Partly Sunny, High: 79, Low: 62

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny, High: 81, Low: 61

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 82

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