Wintry Mix Today; Temperatures Fall Down A Cliff, With More Arctic Air For Next Week



JAMESTOWN The temperatures have been on the rise since midnight; changing some of the light snow showers we had last night and early this morning to just plain rain showers.

After a cloudy break, a rain/snow mix is possible, as temps begin to fall through the afternoon, before changing back to all snow tonight, in advance of another cold front. The front will drag shapely colder air across Western New York, once again, with single-digit lows, and sub-zero wind chills through Friday.

Even though a brief turnaround looks to be in the cards for the weekend, it becomes colder yet again going into the next week.

First Defense Forecast:

Today: Rain and snow showers, transitioning to all snow late in the day. Temperatures falling though the afternoon. Official Highs 38 valleys, 42 lakeshore, dropping to the lower 30s to upper 20s by late afternoon. Still a bit breezy with a Southwest wind 13 to 18 MPH, with gusts up to 25 MPH at times. Chance of precip 60%. Less than 1 inch of snow accumulation.

Tonight: Snow showers increase by early evening, continuing through the nighttime hours. Quite cold and breezy with a bitter wind chill. Lows 8 to 13. Northwest wind 12 to 15 MPH. Wind chill values ranging between 0 to 5 below. Chance of Snow 70%. Total snow accumulation around 2 inches.

Friday: Snow showers continue. Breaks in the snow coverage is possible, but clouds will remain. Wind picks up a bit, leading to a bitter wind chill. Quite cold. Highs 10 to 15. West wind 16 to 24 MPH, with gusts 30 MPH+. Wind chill values 5 to 10 below zero. Chance of precip 60%. Around 2 inches of snow accumulation likely.

Saturday: Scattered snow showers likely. Mostly Cloudy. High 25. Chance of snow 40%.

Sunday: Scattered snow showers. Cloudy intervals. Near average temperatures. High 30. Chance of snow 70%.

Monday: Partly sunny. Scattered snow showers likely. Chillier. High 23. Chance of snow 40%.

Tuesday: Scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy. Around average. High 30. Chance of snow 50%

Wednesday: Partly Cloudy. Chance for a few scattered snow showers. High 30. Chance of snow 40%

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