Turning windy with storms developing Thursday

…Marginal risk of severe thunderstorms across all of our region Thursday…

Much of the overnight activity should be limited to a few widespread showers. We may still see some limited sun early Thursday before a few spotty showers, and thunderstorms start to develop toward midday into the afternoon.  Some of these storms could pack a punch for the afternoon and evening.  While coverage will be a bit more likely just to the south ans east of Buffalo, there will still remain a chance for a storm to get into the city by the evening hours, so keep an eye to the sky. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted our region for at least a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms with the primary threat being potentially strong damaging wind gusts. Southwest winds even outside of storms may gust upwards of 40-45 mph by later Thursday afternoon across the Niagara Frontier including the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metro areas.

A warm front crosses our region Thursday night bringing increasingly warm and humid weather to finish the week. Lingering rain showers and a few thunderstorms last into Friday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will kick off the weekend on a warm and humid Saturday, but we should finish it up with partial sunshine and drier weather on Sunday with just a few spotty showers possible. High pressure builds in bringing increasing sunshine to start next week.  Three day rainfall totals from today through Saturday will likely top out around 1″ for most of WNY with a chance for upwards of 2″ locally.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly to Partly Clear this Evening, Intervals of Clouds with a slight chance of showers overnight, Low: 52 inland valleys, 61 city, Wind: SSW 5-10.

THURSDAY: Windy, Warm and becoming More Humid, Some Limited Morning Sun, a few Spotty Showers and Thunderstorms develop in the afternoon, Marginal risk of severe thunderstorms, High: 77-81, Wind: SW 15-25 G40, Low: 68.

FRIDAY: Humid, Mostly Cloudy, Showers and a few Thunderstorms, High: 82, Low: 70.

SATURDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Rain Showers and a few Thunderstorms, High: 82, Low: 65.

SUNDAY: Partly Sunny, Slight chance of a shower, High: 78, Low: 61.

MONDAY: Partly Sunny, High: 79, Low: 60.

TUESDAY (INDEPENDENCE DAY): Partly Cloudy, Chance of Thundershower, High: 78, Low: 62.

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny, High: 79.

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