Lots Of Sunshine Today Leads To A Wintry Friday

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JAMESTOWN – Thanks to High pressure that has built in across the Northeast, this afternoon will be nice and dry and mild. We will return to a snowy pattern on Friday before a big warmup comes our way for the weekend.

Lots of sunshine will take us through the afternoon with a few high clouds. Highs will range 42 near the Lake Erie shoreline to 47 inland with a southwest wind 5 to 10 MPH.

As we head into tonight, a storm in the upper Great Lakes will combine with another storm that will ride along the East Coast. Snow showers will develop that may mix with some rain showers later by morning. Very little to no accumulation is expected. Lows 30 valleys, 35 lakeshore.

As the departing low moves off the coast, colder air will be dragged with northernly wind changing the wintry mix over to all snow showers for the afternoon. Accumulations will start around the afternoon commute time where upwards of a couple inches could fall along the higher terrain fo the Southern Tier. Highs 32 to 38.

It will also become windy once again with gusts possibly near 30 to 35 MPH at times through the afternoon.

Snow showers Friday night will begin to taper off after midnight as another area of High pressure begins to work into the region. It will remain windy however with gusts near 30 MPH. Lows 18 to 25.

The weekend is looking fantastic as that High moves in with lots of sunshine both days. Highs will be in the upper 30’s on Saturday and well into the 50’s on Sunday.

We will stay mild into early next week with temps near 60 in some spots on Monday with a chance for a few rain showers through Tuesday with a frontal system moving through. Behind the front, temps will drop into he lower 40’s on Wednesday with spotty rain and snow showers at times.

Don’t forget! We return to EDT at 2 a.m. Sunday morning as we officially begin Daylight Saving Time. Make sure to set your clocks forward one hour Saturday night before going to bed, and change the batteries in your NOAA Weather Radios and your smoke detectors.

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