JAMESTOWN – After a windy Sunday, High pressure as built back in across the Great Lakes and the next couple of days will be rather quiet on the whole.
A weak Cold front will move through Western New York tonight, triggering the potential for some light lake effect snow showers through the overnight as the winds cross patches of open water and slush ice. We’re not expecting much in the way of accumulation. Most everybody will be lucky to see a half inch with the potential for an inch or two on the hills.
Any lake effect will wind down through the morning hours of Tuesday, leading to essentially a rinse and repeat afternoon with mostly sunny skies.
A big change in on the way for the middle of the week. The Jet Stream will change to favor more of a southerly wind flow aloft. As we often talk about, a south wind is a warm wind as the Jet Stream carries warmer, tropical air from the south and dumps it across the Northeast. We expect to be in the 50s from Wednesday through Friday.
A couple of computer models are trying to spike much of Western New York into the lower to mid 60s on Thursday. However, we don’t feel confident on that quite yet so we are holding down or projected high to 59 for now, but that’s still above average.
Temps fall back below average for the weekend with a few snow showers on Saturday.
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