Becoming Windy And Mild With Gusty Storms Possible Friday

JAMESTOWN – An approaching Warm front will spike temperatures back into a spring-time feeling for the next couple of days but along with that comes some gusty winds.

Rain showers early will come to an end throughout the afternoon today with temps nearing 50. The warm front begins to push in tonight so Lows will occur early tonight. We will likely see rising temps through the overnight.

The winds will also begin to come up with that front. Winds will be sustained out of the south 20 to 30 MPH with gusts nearing 40 to 50 MPH at times, with the strongest winds occurring during Friday morning.

A round of showers and some embedded thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon. Even though the Storm Prediction Center does not have any part of Western New York under an organized severe risk for Friday, there is a relatively small potential that a couple of those storms could be strong with gusty winds. The main timing window will be 3 until 5 PM.

Likewise, there is a less-than-average “Marginal” Risk outlined for much of Warren County, PA.

Saturday will be the pick day of the weekend. Partial sunshine and temps into the 60s. Rain returns Sunday and Monday before clearing out again on Tuesday. We’re back to near 60 next Wednesday with a couple showers.

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

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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