It has been over two weeks since we have seen a high temperature over the freezing mark of 32 degrees Fahrenheit here in Western New York, but that is about to change this week.

Sure we are still in the middle of winter and snow and ice is always part of the forecast, but a warming trend is coming to the area

According to the National Weather Service in Buffalo, we are expected to see our first high temperatures over the freezing mark on Tuesday and last until the weekend,

Here is the extended forecast according to the NWS in Buffalo:

Tuesday
Snow showers before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. High near 39. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Wednesday
A slight chance of snow showers before 10am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 10am and noon, then a chance of rain showers afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph. The chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 32.

Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.
Saturday
A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. The chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 44.
What?? High temperatures of over 40 in February? Yes..a warmup is coming our way this week. Take that Puxotuney Phil who predicted six more weeks of winter back on Groundhog's Day.

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