JAMESTOWN – Spring is in the air, as the La Niña pattern has settled in, and that is bringing much of the eastern half of North America above average temperatures
Rain will continue throughout the week this week, making quite the muddy mess out there. Beware of those muddy paws and shoes!
Records could very well be broken by the middle of the week with this warmth. We have a very good shot of smashing the record highs for Tuesday and Wednesday, which are both 58 degrees a piece, both set in 1994.
Enjoy this warmup as much as you can, as March is right around the corner, and March can often come and hit us like a ton of bricks.
We are still in Winter, mind you, and it’s likely not over yet.
First Defense Forecast:
Today: Scattered to widespread rain. Some breaks in the rain coverage is possible, but remains cloudy and mild. Highs 50 in the valleys to 56 at the lakeshore, with a healthy South wind 13 to 24 MPH. Chance of rain 95%.
Tonight: Rain, tapering to a few showers after midnight otherwise, remaining cloudy. Areas of fog likely, especially in the valleys along and around the Allegheny River. Early lows of 47 to 50, rising into the mid to upper 50s by dawn. South wind 9 to 12 MPH, shifting to the southwest. Chance of Rain 90%.
Tuesday: Chance for scattered rain showers. Not a total washout, with some cloudy intervals. Very warm!!! Highs 65 to 69. Still breezy with a south wind 10 to 17 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wednesday: Pockets of rain, otherwise cloudy. Some fog may develop throughout the day with mist. Remaining mild. High 64. Chance of rain 70%
Thursday: Rain and snow showers, changing to plain rain in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Cooler, but still above average. High 44. Chance of precip 30%.
Friday: Early wintry mix, rain showers for the afternoon. High 57. Chance of precip 50%
Saturday: Rain showers. Milder again. High 52. Chance of rain 60%
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance for scattered showers. Mild. High 52. Chance of rain 60%