Becoming Sunny And Milder For The Weekend; Watching For A Potential Storm System Early Next Week

JAMESTOWN – It’s nearly a rinse and repeat for today with socked-in cloud cover and temperatures hovering near average. However, some big changes are on the way.

A High pressure area currently near Indy will be moving towards Western New York over the next 24 or so hours and you know what will do; clear out the clouds and bring us some nice sunshine!

Temperatures will also spike back into the 40s for Friday and Saturday as a southernly wind aloft begins to set back up. Just for reference, the Highs for January 4-6 in 2018 were 10, 3 and 3. A complete 180.

We are keeping our eyes on a storm system that will develop over the Western US over the weekend and moves through the Great Lakes early next week.

According to several computer models, there will be a period of near- freezing ground temperatures with above freezing air temps Monday night, setting the stage for some freezing sleet to freezing rain.

Any freezing sleet/rain will change to all rain for Tuesday before making another changeover to snow by Tuesday night, with some leftover snow showers for Wednesday as the systems pull away.

This is a complex system and there are many unknowns at this time regarding the exact placement of that freezing rain and how much ice accumulation could occur.

This is something we will continue to monitor as we go throughout the weekend.

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