Usually, when you hear that you will get record temperatures in December, you assume that it is going to be cold....real cold.

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But this weekend in Western New York, it will be the opposite. This Saturday, we have a chance to tie and maybe beat the record high for December 11th.

Currently, the record high for December 11th is 61 degrees which was set way back in 1899. We could reach that and beyond this weekend. The only bad news is that we have an 80% chance of rain so you might not be able to enjoy the warm-up outside.

61 degrees seems like a very high temperature for December but it is not even close to the record high for the month. That would be 74 degrees which was set back on December 3rd in 1982.

In fact, every record high in the month of December except for three days is 60 degrees or more. The only ones are December 18th with a record high of 58, December 26th with a record high of 58, and December 30th with a record high of 58.

The average daily high temperature for Buffalo in the month of December is 35 degrees which means this Saturday will almost be twice as warm as normal.

So will heatwave stay in Western New York for a while? The short answer is no. We will see the temperature drop back into the low 40s on Sunday and Monday.

The good news is that we will see sunshine on Monday. So at least we have that going for us.

 

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