dry weather

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

It will be a beautiful day across the region Tuesday, with low humidity, but the muggy weather will return by mid-week. Temperatures will climb into the 90's with hot and humid conditions by Thursday and Friday. There is no relief in sight from the very dry weather.

It's official, WNY... we're in a drought

Jul 7, 2016
United States Drought Monitor

The summer of 2016 has been a dry one so far in Western New York. As of now, a vast majority of the region is categorized as having "moderate drought" conditions. And in spite of rain forecast for this weekend, it appears Western New York will remain dry most of the summer.

Within the past several months the Buffalo area has gone from having too much snow to not enough rain.

The heat continues to take its toll in Western New York, but as residents seek relief, the pressure builds on the infrastructure transporting fresh water across the region.

Town of Tonawanda Water Services Director Ken Maving knows this very well, still cleaning up behind a very visible pipe leak on Sheridan Drive a week-and-a-half ago.

That 16-inch line wasn't on the long-term replacement list.

He admits the town water system is being pushed because of demand but there is plenty of capacity and the system is holding up pretty well.