JAMESTOWN – Widespread rain showers will continue through the day today with temps not moving very much. However, as a Cold front approaches tonight, temperatures will begin to rise early tonight before going the opposite direction through the day on Tuesday with bands of lake effect snow setting up later in the day.
Today will be a rather wet day overall with scattered to widespread rain showers through the afternoon. Official high temperatures will not likely occur later int he day when the temps will begin to rise. Much of the afternoon will be spent is the upper 30’s to mid 40’s.
As the front approaches, temperatures will begin to slightly rise through the evening hours as temperatures are always their warmest ahead of a Cold front. Spots near the Lake Erie shoreline will likely rise into the lower 50’s while the inland areas will go into the mid to upper 40’s. These will likely be the highs for Tuesday as temps will slide backwards as the front sweeps through overnight.
Rain will mix with a few snowflakes early on Tuesday, changing to all snow for the afternoon with areas of lake effect snow setting up later in the day. Any snow accumulation through the day will likely be minimal with and inch or less possible.
Current model guidance has been pointing to the lake snow becoming a bit more organized overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. While the overall snowfall won’t be too noteworthy, some spots on the hills could pick up as much as four inches with the lower elevations ranging between one to three inches.
Lake snow will continue in pockets on Wednesday and Wednesday night, tapering off by Thursday afternoon.
Saturday will likely be another wet day with rain showers and slightly above average temperatures before becoming more seasonable once again on Sunday.
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