After a chilly start and a freeze warning that signified the end of the growing season here in Western New York, our end of week will provide mostly sunny skies today. A developing low pressure over the southeast will move to a position off the New Jersey shore by Saturday and provide snows for areas away from the coastline. The developing storm has been raising awareness of the potential for 6 or more inches of snow in areas where trees are still leafed, possibly spelling downed limbs and power outages for those places in the next several days. The storm could echo what happened here in Buffalo 5 years ago this month when trees toppled and power lines came down in what many name the “October Surprise” storm. Here in Western New York this weekend, we will be too far west of the precipitation shield, however, there will be considerable cloudiness for Saturday as the storm moves to our southeast.
Today: mostly sunny with some scattered clouds. Highs in the mid-40’s. Tonight, becoming partly cloudy with lows in the mid-upper 30’s. Saturday will feature mostly cloudy skies with the chance of a rain or snow shower. Highs reaching near 45 degrees. Sunday looks to return to the sunshine with highs a bit warmer hitting 50 degrees.