JAMESTOWN – The sun is shining bright throughout Wednesday afternoon with temperatures remaining below average.
No weather problems for today, but it will be breezy with winds averaging around 10-20 MPH, thanks to the westerly wind component. The Lake Erie shoreline will struggle to reach 50 degrees, while areas away from the lake breeze should see temperatures near 60 degrees.
With partly cloudy skies and light winds overnight tonight, some frost will develop. It’s not uncommon to see frost in April, as the last average date of frost isn’t until mid-May. The First Defense Weather Team advises people not to plant anything you plan on keeping quite yet.
The majority of Thursday will be dry, but some spring rain showers arrive in the late afternoon with temperatures getting back into the lower 60’s.
Rain will continue into Friday, becoming more widespread as another cold front approaches the region. Temperatures will once again drop below average into the 50’s.
The first half of the weekend looks dry with temperatures in the 50’s on Saturday. The afternoon looks well for the opening at Stateline Speedway for 6 Pak racing, with partly cloudy skies at the 7 p.m. green flag start time. However, there may be a scattered shower by the time the checkered flag flies around 10 p.m.
Temperatures will remain below average on Sunday and into next week, with a chance of rain showers each day.
Storm Spotter Training: The National Weather Service in Buffalo will be conducting their first ever online training class on Tues., May 2 at 7:00 p.m. For the online training, you do need to pre-register as spots for the online are limited. You can register your spot a www.weather.gov/buf/skywarn
Attendees will learn many topics to become 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.
WNYNewsNow encourages everyone to attend a training session; the weather industry is 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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