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Rain Turns To Snow Along Higher Terrain Tonight As The Growing Season Comes To An End

Rain Turns To Snow Along Higher Terrain Tonight As The Growing Season Comes To An End

JAMESTOWN – As we’ve been advertising, some flakes will be flying along the Southern Tier tonight as a Cold front moves on through the region.

Widespread rain showers will taper to scattered showers from west to east through the afternoon. Nothing of a big deal there.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Freeze Warning for Chautauqua and Southern Erie Counties, going into effect at 1 AM and lasting through 8 AM Thursday morning. As temperatures will fall into the mid to lower 30s, that could cause damage to any sensitive plants or vegetation if left unprotected.

If you have any plants you want to keep, either bring them inside or cover them up to prevent damage.

As the cold front moves through, temps will begin to drop by the late afternoon hours. Models have been consistent in depicting some wet snow mixing in with rain early this evening, with a changeover to all snow as the night goes along.

Any snow accumulations will be light; less than an inch across the Southern Tier, with the highest amounts on the highest hilltops. This will likely become the first snowfall of the season for many.

Temps warm up to the upper 50s by Friday ahead of another Cold front coming in for the weekend where we could see another chance for light snow Saturday night and Sunday morning.

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