Dry Weather Continues Through Mid Week; A Few Rain Drops Thursday and Friday

JAMESTOWN – High pressure continues to be the story across much of the Northeast today but a series of Cold fronts will move through over the next few days, bringing in colder air and some rain back into the picture.

The first front will move though tomorrow but will not be much cause for concern. We should remain dry with temps nearing 50 once again.

The National Weather Service in State College has posted up a Fire Weather Watch for Warren County, effective 10 AM until 11 PM Wednesday.

With the combination of dry air and wind gusts possibly near 40 MPH at times in the afternoon, an elevated wildfire danger will be present. When the air is dry, it won’t take much to increase a small fire to an out-of-control wildfire. Be respectful to all Burn Bans.

The second front that moves through on Thursday will be the one that will bring in the colder air and some wet weather. There is a slight chance that some of the precipitation may mix with a few wet snowflakes early on Thursday but the majority of the precip will be all rain.

Rain continues on Friday with on-again, off-again type of showers and temps holding in the mid to upper 40s. We continue to warmup through the weekend and into early next week. While I’m holding off on putting 70 into the forecast at this point in time, it could be entirely possible early next week.

Storm Spotter Training: The National Weather Service in Buffalo will be conducting their first ever online training class on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 PM. For the online training, you do need to preregister as spots for the online are limited. You can register your spot a www.weather.gov/buf/skywarn

Attendees will learn many topics to becoming a trained storm spotter, such as identifying storm structure, basic meteorology relating to severe convection (severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, etc),  severe weather safety, and proper reporting techniques.

I encourage everyone to attend a training session; we are in desperate need of more trained spotters. What many people may not know is that spotters actually contribute to the warning process. Remember, Doppler radar looks above the ground; it’s only spotters who see what is happening down at the ground.

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