Intense heat continues to bake the Western New York region.
For the second day in a row, a new record high temperature was reached. The National Weather Service reports that a reading of 96 degrees was recorded on Saturday, overtaking the previous mark of 94 degrees set in 1887. Friday's high of 94 tied the record for that date. The record high for Sunday is 93 degrees set in 1947, though temperatures are forecast to be more temperate.
Blustery winds overnight on Saturday also caused a number of downed tree limbs.
As the first day of summer arrives in Western New York, very warm temperatures will be felt across the region.
Temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 80's . The hot weather will continue into Wednesday evening, with warm, muggy conditions and lows in the lower 70's. Much of the same is expected Thursday, with very warm and humid weather and the highs reaching into the upper 80's.
The Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an "air quality alert" from until 11 p.m. Wednesday for most of Western New York.