Spring Temporarily On Hiatus; Below Average Temperatures For Weekend

JAMESTOWN – A late season storm will push Spring to the back burner, as temperatures will drop below average for the weekend as a series of fronts moves through the region. 

Today, widespread rain will continue across the area as temperatures will be in the upper 50’s before a cold front moves through later this evening, dropping temperatures down into the 30’s overnight. Rain will continue overnight and into Saturday morning. A few wet snow flakes may mix in.

For Saturday morning, a few lingering rain and or snow showers for the morning with some clearing in the afternoon. Temperatures will be below average in the lower 40’s. As a reminder, racing at Stateline Speedway Saturday evening has once again been cancelled due to the continued wet weather.

The winds will also tick up after the front moves through with gusts 30 to 40MPH.

Another cold front will cross the region heading into Saturday night, bringing with it more rain and snow showers. Snow may accumulate on the highest hilltops of the Southern Tier heading into early Sunday morning. A general coating to a few inches is possible. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 30’s overnight.

Sunday morning will see a few snow showers, the rest of the day looks cloudy with a few scattered rain showers remaining. Temperatures will remain well below average only hovering in the low 40’s.

The good news with any snow this time of year is that it’s too warm for it to stick around long. Spring looks to return next week as temperatures will rise back into the 50’s and low 60’s by mid week! Of course the WNYNewsNow First Defense Weather team will keep you up-to-date on all the weather action!

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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