JAMESTOWN – After a record-breaker of a day on Tuesday, temperatures are turning sharply cooler for the rest of the week with the potential for the first frost of the season by the weekend.
The cities of Jamestown and Erie both broke record highs for the first of October. Jamestown’s 83-degree high occurred at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon while Erie shot up to 90 briefly at 12:35 p.m. Erie’s 90-degree stint was the first ever 90 degree temperature to occur within the month of October since active weather records started being kept in the late 1800’s.
After early highs in the lower to mid 70’s, temperatures will fall into the mid 60’s to upper 50’s by late this afternoon as a Cold front sweeps north to south through the region. Expect pockets of on-again, off again type of rain with cloudy Intervals.
Rain showers continue overnight tonight with mostly cloudy breaks in between the rain coverage. Morning lows 46 in the valleys to 56 near the Lake Erie shore.
The unsettled pattern continues Thursday as temperatures will remain in mid 60’s with rain showers through the day.
Mother Nature will provide for a real blast of Autumn by Friday as temperatures will struggle to make it out of the lower 50’s, with cloudy skies and rain showers continuing early on before skies clear in the afternoon.
Friday night is the home opener for the Jamestown Rebels hockey team at the Northwest Arena as well as homecoming for the Jamestown Red Raiders football team. While it should be dry for these events, temperatures will be in the upper to mid 40’s.
Temperatures will likely bottom out near or just below freezing on Saturday morning, allowing for some frost to develop. This will be our first frost of the season and will signal an impending close to the growing season across the Southern Tier.
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