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Snow stays away in this week’s forecast

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 January 2016 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A barn is pictured by a field between County House Road and Route 31A late this afternoon.

After a warm weekend with temperatures in the 50s, the freezing cold will stay away for much of this week, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast includes highs of 42 on Monday, 40 on Tuesday, 53 on Wednesday, 32 on Thursday, 33 on Friday and 35 on Saturday.

Those temperatures are a contrast from February in 2015, which was coldest month in recorded history in Western New York. Buffalo averaged a temperature of 10.9 degrees and never once went above freezing last February.