First Defense: Pockets Of Freezing Rain Likely Today As Winds Pick Up

JAMESTOWN – A complex storm system passing close to the region will be producing some wintry mix throughout the day.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of Western New York and Northwest Pennsylvania until 1 AM Tuesday morning.

There is also a Wind Advisory for Chautauqua and Southern Erie Counties until 4 AM Tuesday for wind gusts near 50 MPH, especially near the Lake Erie shoreline and the northward facing hills.

As the center of the storm system moves southwest of the region, we will be brushed with rain and show showers that could have the potential to freeze on contact with the ground.

In terms of overall ice accumulations, we’re not talking about a whole lot, but a few hundredths of an inch are possible, which will be enough to slicken up roadways and sidewalks.

Any rain/snow will transition to all rain throughout the overnight as temperatures rise through the 30s as a Warm front pushes through.

We will start the day in the 40s with rain showers, before temps fall into the 30s in the late afternoon as a Cold front follows behind it.

Rain will transition back to snow for Tuesday Night, continuing through Wednesday and Thursday as the Cold front drags Arctic air back into the region.

Winter is here to say as the pattern will continue to favor below-average temperatures right through the weekend.

It won’t be as sunny as it was this past weekend, but some peaks of sun are possible both Saturday and Sunday and clouds still hang over the region.

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