Mainly Dry Through The Afternoon; Rain Returns Wednesday

JAMESTOWN – The clouds will win out this day but the good news is it will be rather dry throughout the afternoon.

With a northerly wind and lots of clouds, that will help keep our temperatures down below average once again into the lower 50’s. As low pressure with a warm front starts to moves in tonight, that will trigger off some rain showers tonight.

Those showers will continue into the day on Wednesday with the chance for some scattered thunderstorms through the afternoon as well. As the front moves through, the wind direction will shift out of the south, bringing much warmer air into the region. Most areas should make it into the lower to mid 70s.

The rain will continue into Wednesday night into Thursday but will become more scattered in nature. Temps will remain in the lower 70s.

The rain chances have increased slightly for Saturday as some longer-range guidance is hinting at a couple showers around the Southern Tier. However, it doesn’t look to be anything widespread or major at this point in time. Temps will stay into the 60s for the weekend and into early next week.

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

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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