JAMESTOWN – Spring has been very slow to arrive, with Winter keeping Western New York under its spell throughout much of April.
A few light snow showers will accompany some partial sunshine this afternoon, but it will still feel like March, with temperatures held down into the upper 30s and lower 40s.
A Warm front will pass just our South on Friday and Saturday which will boos our temperatures into the 60s both days.
Early ideas suggested most areas across Western New York would be in the lower 70s on Friday.
However, that is one idea I don’t buy. The front will not cross through the region (warmer temperatures are always ahead of the front), combined with cloud cover and rain showers, that will hold down our temperatures into the mid to upper 60s.
That will still feel nice, none the less. I don’t think anyone will be complaining about being limited to 60s.
Now comes the bad news; while warmer temperatures are in sight for weeks end, another trough will plow through the region early next week.
This though will drag down colder air along with it, leaving us with colder than average temperatures, once again.
This is a pattern that looks to remain through the third week of April, maybe evening lingering into the fourth week.
As I mentioned yesterday, if you’re looking for long term spring warmth, look towards May…