A Spotty Rain Or Snow Shower This Afternoon, Temperatures Nosedive Tonight

JAMESTOWN – A Cold front that will be moving through the region will be the focal point for a couple spotty rain and or snow showers throughout the afternoon today. Behind that front, temps will plummet to near record levels again overnight leading to a cold weekend ahead.

The majority of the day today will be mostly cloudy with that chance for a spotty rain or snow shower across thew Southern Tier. Highs 30 to 36 with a stiff west-southwest wind 10 to 15 MPH.

Any snow showers will come to end through the overnight tonight, leading to partly to mostly cloudy skies. With the front sagging from north to south, temperatures will fall into the lower to mid teens across much of the area.

The record Low for the City of Jamestown on Saturday is 15 degrees, set back in 1976. We are forecasting 15. If we manage to drop below that after midnight and before sunrise Saturday morning, we will set another Low temperature record.

But the story doesn’t end with just the air temperature; the wind chill also become a bit nasty along with that. With average wind speeds ranging been 10 and 15 MPH, wind chill values, or the “Feels Like” temperature will easy drop back into the single digits by early Saturday morning.

If you’re heading out and about early in the day, dress for numbers closer to 1 and 8 degrees as that is what it will feel like once you step outside.

There will be a small chance for a very spotty and brief snow flurry early in the day on Saturday, otherwise plenty of sunshine through the day but that won’t be helping our temperatures too much. Most of us will stay in the upper 20’s to lower 30’s.

We will have another shot of breaking Low temperatures yet again Sunday morning. The record Low for Jamestown is 8, set in 1986. While we are forecasting 10, likewise if we manage to dip to 8 or below before sunrise Sunday morning, we will tie or break that record.

After that very cold start to the day, Sunday will be another great weather day sky wise with lots of sun and a few clouds. Temperatures a bit warmer, in the upper 30s, but still below average.

The below average pattern will continue into next week with highs in the mid to upper 30’s. A few more rain and snow showers are possible Wednesday and Thursday.

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