A Wet Weekend Ahead With Seasonable Temperatures

JAMESTOWN – More rain is on the way to the region for this afternoon and through the holiday weekend but at least temperatures will be seasonable for this time of the year.

A couple waves of Low pressure will be sweeping through area producing widespread to scattered rain showers over the next several days. The rain today could become widespread but it shouldn’t be all that heavy.

Saturday looks to be the best day for the most widespread rain. Earlier in the week, we had mentioned the potential for a steady, soaking rain across the area on Saturday. However, newer guidance has shifted the track of the heaviest rain further south and east away from Western New York. We still could have a couple moderate downpours from time to time.

Sunday will be rather useable; scattered showers are still a possibility throughout the day but much of the day should be dry with some peaks of sunshine at times as well. Temps a cooler; upper 50s.

We start early next week mainly dry. Possibly an isolated rain shower in the Southern Tier on Monday otherwise partly cloudy. We bring in another chance of rain Tuesday before during out once again on Wednesday and Thursday with temperatures around average.

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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