JAMESTOWN – Today is the final day of sunshine for a little while as High Pressure is starting to move out. We will have a couple different rounds of snow to go through over the next few days.
Clouds will increase throughout the late afternoon today but we still should remain dry through the day and evening. A weak system passing through on Saturday will be enough to touch off about a quick inch of snowfall. Nothing of a big deal there.
We are continuing to keep our eyes on a deepening storm that will pass south of Western New York. However, we are feeling more confident that we will see some impacts from this storm due to to the close proximity of the storm track.
We are still just a little too far out to start examining this event using the high resolution Mesoscale computer models, we’ll start getting those in tonight, so the exact track and snowfall totals are still a bit in question.
Here is just one model prediction of snowfall totals through Monday morning. While this particular model has a good placement of the overall storm track, I don’t yet fully agree with it’s idea of the heavier snow line staying south of Western New York. I think that line will likely be more north than that; possibly up to 50 to 100 miles further north. If that is the case, that 5 to 6+ inch total the model is spiting out in Northern PA will be a bit northward into the Southern Tier.
We will continue to fine-tune this forecast tonight and tomorrow and we will through out our “final call” snow totals on Saturday.
Beyond this storm, it will get cold once again as troughing will return dragging the polar air down into much of the Continental US. Highs in the teens and single-digit lows will be the story next week with chances for snow each and every day.
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