JAMESTOWN – High pressure still remains over Western New York today and that will mean dry weather once again through tonight.
With that High over the region, that will act has a blocker and keep precipitation away from Western New York this afternoon. However, that High will move on out tonight and some rain showers will reenter the picture.
There is relatively small chance for some very wet snow flakes or freezing rain early on Friday. The best chance for any wintry mix will be areas off to the east as temperatures near the ground will be hovering near freezing out in that direction.
Any snow that falls won’t really accumulate due to the wet nature of the snow and any ice glazing will be very minute.
We start the weekend dry with temps in the upper 50s. We stay into the 60s for both Sunday and Monday with more widespread rain throughout the day on Monday.
We had talked about the possibility for a 70-degree day early next week but that idea has been thrown out the window since the areal rain chances have gone up; the rain will keep us from getting that warm.
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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