BUFFALO, NY- Temperatures this weekend will be well below average in the 40s for highs and 30s for lows.
A strong cold front moved through Western New York during Friday evening producing several severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail.
One storm cell was rotating in northern Chautauqua county and a Tornado Warning was issued at about 4:35pm. The cell was about 17 miles southwest of Fredonia.
The National Weather Service says no confirmed tornado touched down, but a funnel cloud was reported in Hartfield. A funnel cloud is a rotating cloud that is not touching the ground.
1.0" size hail was reported in Rushford, Allegany county, in Westfield, Chautauqua county, and in southeast Randolph, Cattaraugus county. 1.25" size hail was reported in Olean, Cattaraugus county.
Several large trees down were reported down in Portville, Cattaraugus county and a tree down in Conewango, Cattaraugus county.
Western New York did receive some much needed rain. Almost 2 inches of rain fell in some locations Friday into early Saturday. Buffalo received almost an inch which brings the city exactly back up to average with rainfall so far this month of May at 1.13".
24 Hour Rainfall Totals (in inches):
WEST ALMOND 0.80
LITTLE VALLEY 1.75
WEST VALLEY 1.50
NEW ALBION 1.15
ALLEGHENY STATE 0.77
EAST AURORA 1.08
WEST SENECA 0.88
CLARENCE CENTER 0.82
LAKE VIEW 0.79
BUFFALO INTL ARPT 0.69
NW BUFFALO 0.60
NORTH TONAWANDA 0.45
NIAGARA FALLS 0.23
SILVER SPRINGS 0.50