A deepening trough will pull in much colder air from the northwest for Western New York this weekend. As of this morning, lake-effect rain bands are pushing into Western New York and the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario on southwest winds out in front of the low. These lake showers will continue throughout the day, oscillating somewhat north and south into the evening. The most concentrated showers are north of Buffalo extending to Niagara county and west into Ontario. Lake Erie water temperatures are about 68 degrees and with very chilly air flowing right above the Lake, these lake showers are a sign of the upcoming season. Snow isn’t far behind – all that’s needed is some colder air. Conditions will be unsettled throughout the weekend with some peeks of sun, although much of the time will be mostly cloudy with below average temperatures.
Today, cloudy and cookwith lake effect rain showers – some causing brief heavy downpours. Highs in the lower 60’s. Tonight, showers likely continuing. Chilly with lows in the mid-40’s – near 50 at the lakeshore. Saturday, continued cloudy with scattered showers. Some showers may be mixed with a few snow flakes in highest elevations well south of Buffalo. Cool and raw with a north wind 15-20 mph. Highs only in the upper 40’s. Sunday looks to be mostly cloudy again with a chance of showers. Highs near 50.