- 6:39 PM EST on February 18, 2018
- 10:00 AM EST on February 19, 2018
JAMESTOWN – Temperatures have been going the wrong direction all day today, with our official high occurring at 5:56 AM.
A few snow showers are possible throughout the afternoon hours, before clearing out for the overnight.
A developing East Coast storm system will brush Western New York Saturday night, through Sunday morning, dropping an accumulating snowfall across the region.
The good news is, the center of this storm will be well off to our East, so snow, and the accompanying snowfall, will be light; a general one to two inches, with the highest amounts along the hills. Very manageable.
A La Niña will develop in the coming days, which will equate out to much warmer temperatures across there Eastern half of North America, going right through the end of February.
However, all good things never last. There are some early signs on long-range model guidance of Winter making a drastic return throughout the first week of March.
Keep I’m mind, that is just a suggestion, but one that’s plausible. March is a “wild card” month of the Winter season, as it can often come and hit us like a ton of bricks.
First Defense Forecast:
Today: Rain and snow, turning to all snow in the afternoon. Temperatures drop throughout the day. Official high of 38 (occurring at 5:56 AM), falling to around 24 by the end of the day. Northwest wind 8 to 14 MPH. Chance of precip 40%. No snow accumulation expected.
Tonight: Light snow early, becoming partly cloudy for the overnight. A chilly night. Lows 13 to 16. Northwest wind 4 to 11 MPH.
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Still a bit cool, but above average. Highs 33 to 37. South wind of 6 to 11 MPH.
Sunday: Partly to Mostly Sunny. Warmer. High 44.
Monday: Scattered to widespread rain. Cloudy and mild. High 56. Chance of rain 80%.
Tuesday: Scattered rain showers. Mostly cloudy intervals. A “hot” day! High 63. Chance of rain 70%.
Wednesday: Scattered rain showers. Mostly cloudy. Mild. High 51. Chance of rain 60%
Thursday: Partly Cloudy. A bit cooler, but still mild. High 43.