JAMESTOWN – Today will be almost a carbon copy of Monday with some light snow flurries from time to time this afternoon. High pressure returns to create a quieter weather pattern through the rest of the week.
Most of the afternoon will be spent mostly cloudy to complete overcast thanks to a northwest wind. That generally makes it tough to clear out the cloud cover. Highs today will range 26 to 35.
Any light snow showers or flurries will come to an end overnight leading to mostly cloudy skies. Lows 22 to 29.
High pressure returns to Western New York on Wednesday but with that northerly wind aloft still in play, that will hold down our tempetkres even though will likely have a some sunshine from time to time. Highs 24 to 33.
Clearing skies overnight Wednesday with a cold snowpack will likely allow temperatures to slip back into the mid teens to a upper single digits by Thursday morning. We’ll rebound nicely into the lower 30’s through the day.
We will remain dry though Friday with highs in the lower to mid 30’s.
As we had into the weekend, forecast computer models have been hinting at a developing storm system possibly impacting the East Coast. The two prime global models we use, the American GFS and the European Ensembles (ECMWF) have both been consistent is showing this storm over the past few days. However, there is little agreement in terms of the overall track.
The EURO shows the path of the storm hugging the Coastline and riding up the East Coast. That would be a prime track for us in Western New York to have some kind of impacts from the storm.
On the other hand, the GFS suggests the storm will take a path out into the Atlantic and away from the Continental US. Should this idea verify, there will be lesser impacts to notably our region but the East Coast.
What type of impacts we could see out of this are simply unknown at this point in time, mainly due to the inconsistency within the models forecast tracks. As we go throughout the week, we’ll have a better handle on this storm and will have a clearer idea on impacts as we get closer.
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