Roller coaster temperatures provide some potential for severe weather this week

EARLY ALERT: Near record temperatures tomorrow and Wednesday, followed by a plunge late Wednesday into Thursday before recovery into next weekend, is bringing potential for severe mid-week weather.

The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo is alerting that a strong cold front crossing the region late Wednesday afternoon and evening could result in multiple hazards, which also includes a possible precursor late tomorrow night through late Wednesday afternoon when there is potential for small hail and gusty winds.

A flash freeze then is possible late Wednesday afternoon and evening, forecasters say, as rain changes to snow before ending, and temperatures fall very rapidly below freezing.

Strong wind gusts of 50MPH or more are possible late Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night and into Thursday, they report.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC), in the meantime, currently is forecasting thunderstorms for Central and Western New York and adjoining Pennsylvania counties for portions of both Tuesday and Wednesday, with the NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC) showing a Marginal Risk of excessive rain by Wednesday for nearly all of Upstate New York and nearby Pennsylvania.

Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM, and continue to monitor for changes as more precise forecasts are issued.

Plan for strong winds by securing all outdoor items which could become airborne.

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