Mostly clear to partly cloudy skies tonight with temperatures taking a dip to the low-30s near the lakeshore. Winds will remain breezy tonight but will turn lighter away from the lakes, which will help temperatures drop to the low-20s across the southern hilltops. The warming trend extends into Sunday with temperatures rising well into the 40s with more sunshine to go around!
A more active week is shaping up next week. Two storms will impact the region. The first, arriving late Monday night into Tuesday which will start as mainly light rain showers. Occasional rain will continue through Tuesday night and early Wednesday. There will likely be extended breaks in the coverage through early Wednesday, but it will remain cloudy with some drizzle or light showers from time to time and winds will turn breezy, especially late-week.
A shot of colder air will begin to move into WNY Wednesday night. Initially, the rain will pick up in coverage before changing to snow overnight into Thursday morning. Cold air continues to deepen throughout Thursday and temperatures will only rise near freezing. Accumulations during the day Thursday currently look quite manageable, but as temperatures continue to fall, expect some localized lake effect snow to begin Thursday night into Friday. The exact track of this storm will have to be watched closely, but it looks like the hills south of Buffalo may be the main focus for more substantial lake effect. Areas of snow will continue Friday before tapering off next weekend.
TONIGHT: Mostly Clear to Partly Cloudy, Breezy, Colder south, Wind: SW 8-18, Low: 22 hilltops, 32 lakeshore.
SUNDAY: Breeze Backs Off, Sunny, Pleasant, Mild, Wind: SW 10-18 G25-30, High: 43-47.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Broken Clouds, Wind: SW 8-16-> Becoming Lighter overnight, Low: 36.
MONDAY: Some Morning Sun, Increasing Afternoon Clouds, Rain Showers Develop towards the evening, High: 42, Low: 34.
TUESDAY: Rain Showers, Cloudy, High: 42, Low: 36.
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy, Breezy, Rain Showers, mixing at night, High: 45, Low: 30.
THURSDAY: Very Windy, Morning Snow becomes more localized, some lake effect late, High: 32, Low: 20.
FRIDAY: Windy, Colder, Localized Lake Effect Snow especially across Ski country, and northeast of Buffalo, High: 25, Low: 16.
SATURDAY: Few AM Light Snow Showers Tapers during the afternoon, Mostly to Partly Cloudy, High: 25.