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Slight chance of a shower Saturday

Intervals of clouds and sun will be the story for Saturday, with an ever-so-slight chance of a shower in the afternoon. An isolated thunderstorm isn't out of the question.

High temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds will come from the west at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday night will be partly cloudy and cool, with lows near 50, dropping into the 40s farther east.

Moms should be happy, as Mother's Day looks gorgeous, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures approaching 70. The same holds true going into the workweek.

Record highs and lows for May 7:

* 87 (2000), 38 (1970) at Kennedy

* 88 (2000), 35 (2001) at MacArthur

* 87 (2000), 37 (2001) at Republic

* 84 (2000), 27 (2007) at Gabreski

Source: National Weather Service

This Day in Weather History:

1989: Thirty-two cities in the central and eastern United States reported record low temperatures for the date, and 24-hour snowfall totals of 7.2 inches in Buffalo and 10.7 inches in Rochester were records for the month of May. While northerly winds ushered unseasonably cold air into the eastern United States, temperatures warmed rapidly in the Great Plains region, reaching the 90s in Kansas. The temperature in Manhattan, Kan., soared from a low of 30 degrees to a high of 88 degrees.

Source: The daily weather facts are compiled by Hugh Crowther of the Aviation Weather Center.

Weather fun fact: The Empire State Building gets struck by lightning an average of 500 times a year.

Geoffrey Bansen is a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, with a degree in atmospheric science/meteorology.

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