It looks like the ride home this afternoon could get a bit tricky because of expected severe weather today.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo is calling for two rounds of severe weather today that will include heavy rain and possible strong thunderstorms.

We all know how people across Western New York forget how to drive when it rains, so your commute home today could be a slow go compared to normal.

The first round of severe weather is expected to move across Western New York starting around 3 o'clock this afternoon. The weather system is expected to stay south of Niagara County with much of the storm and possible hail coming in the Buffalo metro area and south. This round is expected to last until 10 tonight which means if you are headed to any Friday night sports like Football, soccer, or field hockey you should bring some raingear and get ready for possible weather-related game delays.

The next round of severe weather is expected to move across Western New York after midnight which means your pets will probably be sleeping in your bed if strong storms bring loud thunder and lightning strikes.

According to the National Weather Service in Buffalo, the severe weather could bring damaging winds gusts, large hail, and a chance of a possible tornado.

The rain will also continue through the weekend as we are expected to see showers and thunderstorms both on Saturday and Sunday. We will also see a cooldown due to the latest weather front with a high of only 57 expected for Sunday.

Make sure to download our app to get the latest weather alerts sent right to your phone.

Get our free mobile app

 

Pics from The 2006 Buffalo October Snowstorm

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

LOOK: What major laws were passed the year you were born?

Data for this list was acquired from trusted online sources and news outlets. Read on to discover what major law was passed the year you were born and learn its name, the vote count (where relevant), and its impact and significance.