Rain To Snow This Afternoon, Turning Much Colder With Possible Lake Effect Mid Next Week

JAMESTOWN – A fast moving clipper system will be the focal point for a few rain and snow showers this afternoon. A wet brief warmup will come our way over the second part of the weekend before Arctic air invades the region by the middle of next week.

As the clipper system moves through, a Cold front will sweep on through the region dropping temps into he lower 30’s and changing any showers over to snow showers. Most of the region will pick up around an inch or so of accumulation. Highs 34 to 42.

Any snow showers will come to an end by later tonight otherwise, mostly cloudy. Lows 20 to 28.

While much of the day on Saturday will be spent in the upper 20’s, there will be some partial sunshine through the day. It will be much warmer on Sunday with highs in the lower 40’s but it will become breezy once again. Wind gusts could reach to 40 MPH at times in the afternoon.

Another strong Cold front will be making its way towards the region early next week. Out ahead of that front, temps will spike into the mid to upper 40’s on Monday with rain showers. Highs on Tuesday will occur early in the day on Tuesday. As the front moves through, temps will fall into the upper 20’s by the afternoon.

Behind this front, an upper level trough will be moving in filtering in true Arctic air. As this airmass moves over the warmer waters of Lake Erie, there are indications some significant lake effect snow could setup later Tuesday through Thursday.

At this point, it is still too early to give exact details on the lake effect.

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