Summer’s Last Gasp Before Fall Takes Over Later This Week

JAMESTOWN – The warmth is on as many areas around the region will be flirting with record highs through the afternoon. A strong Cold front will bring the chance for some heavy thunderstorms overnight.

With lots of sunshine and a southernly wind through the afternoon, temperatures will have no trouble responding and will spike into the mid 80’s for most by the end of the day, which will be near record levels for this time of the year.

The Erie International Airport officially hit 90 degrees at 12:35 p.m. this afternoon. This unofficially breaks the all-time record high for month of October, which was 89 degrees, set back in 1951 and 2018 respectfully.

NOAA Storm Prediction Center has trimmed back the Marginal Risk to only include the Niagara Frontier from Buffalo northward. While the Southern Tier has been removed out of the organized severe weather risk, a rather small chance does exist that maybe one or two storms tonight with a Cold front could be a bit punchy with heavy rain and brief gusty winds. Morning lows 62 to 70.

Tomorrow and Thursday will not be complete washouts. There will be pockets of on again, off again type of rain through the day. High mid to upper 60’s.

On Friday, we will struggle to make it past the lower 50’s. As lows drop to near freezing on Saturday morning with a mainly clear sky, this could equate out to the first frost of the year across the Southern Tier, bringing an end to the growing season across some areas.

Temperatures remain fall-like in the lower 60’s into early next week with a few scattered rain showers Sunday and Monday.

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