Today could be a record-breaker with a high near 71

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 February 2018 at 9:18 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: “Bud, the Blooming Buffalo” greets visitors at Wilson in Niagara County. Bud is one of 154 buffalo that were painted as part of the Herd About Buffalo outdoor art project to benefit the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in 2000.

Today could be a record-breaker for warmth in Western New York. The temperature is forecast to reach a high of 71 degrees in Orleans County.

The National Weather Service warns the high temperatures, with a combination of rain and snow melt, will cause area creeks and rivers to rise.

There is a 90 percent chance of rain today.

“At this time, rises are expected to be within bank, but there is a small chance of flooding if rainfall exceeds the current forecast,” the Weather Service said.

Wednesday will reach a high of 60 before dropping to 40 by 5 p.m. Thursday’s high will only be near 36.

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