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While much of WNY remained sunny and dry, isolated downpours and thunderstorms have moved through areas north of Buffalo. Things will be quieting down tonight as we lose the daylight. The rest of Saturday night will be dry under partly cloudy skies with a calming breeze. Expect a mix of clouds and sun for Sunday with a few more scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon, but the day will not be a washout by any means.
Next week starts off unseasonably cool with some pesky clouds and spotty showers. With temperatures only reaching the upper-60s, we may even see a waterspout forming on Lake Erie Monday or Tuesday. Sunshine returns Wednesday, allowing us to warm back up for the second-half of next week. Storms will be more likely Thursday and Friday.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Evening Showers End, then Partly Cloudy, Pleasant, Cooler, Wind: SW 6-12, Low: 54-60.
SUNDAY: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers and an Isolated thunderstorm from late-morning through afternoon. Turning Breezy, Wind: W 10-20 G30, High: 66-71, Low: 55.
MONDAY: Cooler, Pesky Clouds, a Few Scattered Afternoon Rain Showers and a Thunderstorm late, High: 68, Low: 53.
TUESDAY: Cool, Partly Sunny, Chance of a spotty Thundershower, High: 68, Low: 56.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny, Warmer, High: 75, Low: 62.
THURSDAY: Increasing Clouds, Chance of a Thunderstorm, High: 78, Low: 66.
FRIDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Chance of Showers and a Thunderstorm, High: 80, Low: 64.
SATURDAY: Partly Sunny, Few Scattered Showers, High: 78.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WIVB/WROC) — A police officer is in the hospital after being shot in the face Saturday night.
The shooting happened Saturday night on Rochester’s north side.
The officer was brought to Rochester General Hospital for injuries that are not life-threatening, according to Michael Ciminelli, Rochester Police chief. He would not release the officer’s name, saying some relatives have not been notified.
Mayor Lovely Warren and the Deputy Mayor went to RGH after learning of the shooting.
There are no suspects in custody.
CHICAGO, I.L. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Sabres made five selections on Day 2 of the NHL Draft in Chicago, adding to first round pick Casey Mittelstadt.
Here are the Sabres’ second day picks:
2nd round: C Marcus Davidsson (Sweden)
2nd round: G Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Finland)
3rd round: D Oskari Laaksonen (Finland)
4th round: D Jacob Bryson (Canada)
7th round: F Linus Weissbach (Sweden)
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB)- Music, sunshine, and thousands of western New Yorkers coming together for a great cause made for another successful “Ride for Roswell.”
“Cancer touches all of us,” said Roswell President and CEO Dr. Candace Johnson.
The “Ride for Roswell” started 22 years ago; the annual cycling event takes riders up to 102 miles around western New York and even Canada.
Since the event started, more than 40 million dollars has been raised to help fight cancer. This year the event raised $4.6 million.
“The first ride was a very small, sort of little bike ride to raise a few dollars for cancer research. And look what’s happened,” Johnson said.
More than 8,000 riders hit the pavement Saturday.
Arron Brown rode with a group of around 40 from Pembroke.
“It’s a bunch of teachers from Pembroke Central School District, family, students, it’s the whole community coming together for this great cause.”
They came from all over the region, and were just about every age.
Most groups had some personal connection to the cause, or rode in honor of someone they lost.
A group of cheerleaders with Elly’s Angels volunteered for the day.
“Elly’s Angels has been volunteering at the Ride for Roswell for nine years. We started this organization in 2009. Elly Kausner was a passenger on Flight 3407 and she was my little sister,” explained the group’s founder, Laura Voigt.
Voigt explained “Living Elly,” the group’s mantra, is all about love and giving.
Most riders and spectators agreed Saturday’s forecast was nothing short of perfect.
“Well because we’ve been doing the ride for nine years, we’ve kind of experienced all of it, like 90 degrees and pouring rain, so this is the most perfect weather we could have had today,” said Voigt.
Johnson is hopeful funds could top last year’s collection of 4.6 million dollars.
No matter how much money is raised. every penny goes towards saving lives.
“The money that’s generated here goes directly to research. And research on innovative trials, innovative therapies, ways to make patients do better in their disease. Without those dollars, these are funds you really couldn’t get anywhere else,” she said.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Police have arrested a 19 year-old driver following a single car rollover that happened overnight on Best Street.
Investigators say it appears the driver lost control, jumped a curb and struck a tree before the vehicle landed on its roof.
Five people were in the vehicle including a 2 year-old child. Three passengers were treated at a local hospital including the 2 year-old who was taken to Women and Children’s Hospital. Their injuries appear non-life threatening in nature.
The driver is charged with reckless driving, endangering the welfare of a child and vehicle and traffic charges. Buffalo Police have not released his name.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Western New York breast cancer fighter Janice Sally Czosek Hetrick received a shout out from New Kids on the Block member Donnie Wahlberg Friday evening as NKOTB played a show at the Keybank Center.
Hetrick, a Lancaster resident, was in the hospital Friday, unable to see the show. She has been a breast cancer fighter since June 2015.
“I just wanted to say hi and I’m sorry that you missed the show,” Wahlberg said in his video message.
He also promised Hetrick tickets and backstage package to NKOTB’s upcoming show in Cleveland, or any other show if she’s feeling better.
Hetrick has the doll version of Wahlberg from the NKOTB dolls series. He’s accompanied her to 150 cancer research fundraising events, chemo, radiation, and surgeries.
This weekend is Hetrick’s birthday- and she called Wahlberg’s message “the best birthday present ever”.