We’ve got our eyes on 80° this afternoon as a strong south wind ushers in warmth for the entire region. This should include those that are normally cooler along Lake Ontario. Expect a mix of clouds and sun as a storm system approaches from the west.

Rain with this system should hold off through this afternoon, but we expect a few showers and potential thunderstorms to move into Western New York by this evening. Temperatures will stay in the 60s overnight ahead of rain showers Friday.

A broad area of low pressure will be moving overhead Friday, so that means waves of rain to finish the work week. There will be plenty of dry time but expect a few showers in the morning and again in the afternoon and evening. 

Highs will be in the middle 70s. The cold front associated with this system arrives early Saturday and will bring one last blast of rain before lunchtime. Skies clear out in the afternoon and we bottom out with afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s. It will be a chilly afternoon for those trying to open the pool, but at least it will be dry.

Winds quickly shift again to a warmer flow Sunday. A burst in warmth is expected and we surge toward the upper 70s by the afternoon under mostly sunny skies. High pressure at the surface meanders into the Atlantic Ocean and that will help force warmth into the Great Lakes and Western New York for a prolonged stretch.

It starts with a hot Memorial Day. Temperatures should be in the 70s and 80s for any parades with no chance for rain. Back to the 80s for May 31 and we will kick off June with more heat.

~ News 8 Weather Team