A Cool And Dry Afternoon Today, Wind Picks Up Later Friday Ahead Of A Nice Weekend

JAMESTOWN – After a drippy start to the day, the afternoon will be drier albeit much cooler than yesterday. It will become breezy as we go throughout the day on Friday with the strongest winds likely Friday night and early Saturday.

Temperatures this afternoon will not be moving very much. The combination of socked-in cloud cover and a Cold front moving from north to south through the region will hold temps at bay. Most everybody will likely end the day in the mid to upper 60’s but some of the valley locations may struggle to reach 60.

Tonight will be dry with mostly cloudy skies early, gradually becoming mainly clear overnight. Morning lows 51 to 58.

We’ll see more in the way of sunshine on Friday with the sun and clouds sharing the sky through the day. Highs 70 to. 77.

An approaching strong Cold front will march its way towards Western New York Friday afternoon. Out ahead of this front, winds will shift to the south and southwest and gradually increase through the day. Based on the newest computer modeling, the winds will reach their peak intensity Friday night before settling down somewhat by Saturday morning. Sustained wind speeds could range from 25 to 35 MPH at its peak with gusts possibly 45 to 55 MPH, with the strongest winds near the Lake Erie Shoreline.

There is the potential the National Weather Service might opt to issue a Wind Advisory to highlight the gusty wind potential as wind gusts will be within range of advisory criteria.

This front will also become the focal point for widespread showers and thundershowers late Friday night and early Saturday morning. Rain clears out for Saturday afternoon leading to partly if not mostly sunny skies.

A little bit more summer warmth will come our way Sunday all the way through mid next week with plenty of sun each day and highs in the upper 70’s to near 80.

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