It may not exactly be a heat wave, but temperatures are set to rise to close to 40 today.
“It’s not too uncomfortable out there right now,” said Bill Hibbert, meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Buffalo station, this morning. “There’s a palpable sense of higher humidity. We’re seeing that dryer, colder air being pushed out.”
And with that higher humidity, Hibbert said, we’ll see some wet snow or a little later on today.
Overnight, the temperatures will drop back down to 32 and rain will change back over to snow, but likely not that much.
On Sunday, which is both Superbowl Sunday and Groundhog Day, the Meadowlands will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s at game time, with some patchy drizzle.
Hibbert said Punxsutawney Phil probably won’t see his shadow, because the forecast in the critter’s part of Pennsylvania is for overcast skies, but it sure doesn’t look like winter will be ending anytime soon.
In Buffalo Niagara, Hibbert said to keep an eye on the weather Tuesday night into Wednesday, when widespread snow is possible across the area. The Southern Tier likely to get more than the rest of us, but Hibbert said it shouldn’t be a major event: probably a “couple” to “several” inches of snow.
And then, come Friday, the temperatures are set to come back down into the single-digit territory – with a low of 5.
“Don’t put the woolies away yet,” Hibbert said.