First Defense: Very Mild And Windy Sunday Ahead

JAMESTOWN – High pressure has built in across the Northeast, leading to some nice sunshine for today. However, things will be changing as we go into the second half of the weekend.

The National Weather Service has upgraded the High Wind Watch to a High Wind Warning for all of the Southern Tier, going into effect 10 AM Sunday to 10 AM Monday. The confidence of this event is increasing as we are starting to get some of the high resolution data in.

A deep storm system that will collide with Gulf moisture will ride west of the region. The tropical-like southern air will boost temps up into the 50’s. With that warmer air, also comes very gusty winds.

There is a slight chance for an isolated rain shower late in the day on Saturday but the majority of the day will be partly to mostly sunny with temps in the 40’s.

The in-house FutureScan model is depicting wind gusts exceeding over 60 MPH in many spots Sunday afternoon. Winds of this magnitude will likely cause some damage relating to tree limbs and power lines. Scattered power outages are a possibly throughout the day.

A Cold front will follow right behind this system, shifting winds back around towards the North and that will drop temps back down into the 20’s for next week with scattered snow showers.

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