JAMESTOWN – After some morning sunshine, clouds have thickened up across Western New York and some rain will be coming our way throughout the afternoon.
Showers have popped up out ahead of a Cold front that will move through the region tonight. There could be a couple embedded thunderstorms this afternoon but the best chance of those will be west and south.
A couple rumbles of thunder are possible across the region before turning mostly cloudy for the overnight.
As the front sweeps through, the winds will shift out of the west and temperatures will be cooler; mid to upper 50s for most areas with plentiful sunshine for the afternoon.
As skies will become mostly clear Wednesday night, there is the potential for some frost across the Southern Tier on Thursday morning as temps will bottom out in the lower to mid 30s. Keep in mind, it is not uncommon for a frost or freeze to occur this time of the year; the average time frame for the final frost of the year is mid-May.
That sunshine will continue into Thursday with temps making back into the 60s. A few more rain showers are possible on Friday before turning partly cloudy on Saturday. Limited rain chances return for Sunday and Monday of 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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