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Don Paul: Unsettled weather into Friday, with heat and humidity to come

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Rows of freshly cut hay in a field on County Road in Clarence.

We’ve begun June on a crisp note with low humidity, but that’s about to change.

The first round of scattered showers will arrive late Wednesday and increase in coverage overnight. By later Wednesday night, a few rumbles of thunder will be heard, with milder temperatures than in recent nights.

Most of this activity will lift to the north of Western New York during Thursday morning, but a few thunderstorms will develop by later in the afternoon south and southeast of the metro area, possibly accompanied by gusty winds and downpours in a couple of spots.

The best focal point for any scattered convection on Thursday and Friday will again be along the edge of the Lake Erie breeze to the south and east of the metro area. This lake breeze edge acts much like a frontal boundary. On neither day is a lasting rainy period expected, with less activity on Friday than on Thursday. The breeze, off 62-degree Lake Erie, will keep temperatures a little cooler close to the lake and lessen the chance for daytime convection within the breeze coverage on the Niagara Frontier. Friday’s highs will edge up a few degrees with partial sunshine, reaching the upper 70s inland, holding in the low 70s in the metro area. Any few scattered........

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