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JAMESTOWN – Everybody with the exception of the immediate lakeshore will enjoy spring-like temperatures today with increasing clouds. A Cold front dropping into the region will trigger off some showers tonight leading to a cooler Friday with more widespread rain and wind this weekend.
After a good deal of morning and early afternoon sunshine, clouds will be thickening up form west to east throughout the rest of the afternoon. There will be a bit of a breeze with wind gusts near 30 MPH at times. Highs 54 at the waterfront, 63 inland.
Rain showers will develop this evening as that Cold front moves through Western New York. Expect the rain to continue through the overnight. Lows 38 in the deepest valleys, 42 lakeshore.
A morning rain shower or two to start the day on Friday with the clouds clearing out for the afternoon leading to partly to mostly sunny skies. However it will be cooler as the frontal passage will equate to a colder wind flow aloft. Highs 44 to 52.
Heading into the weekend, a complex storm system will pass to our northwest through the upper Great Lakes. This track is not only favorable for precipitation impacts but gusty winds as the low rides close to the region.
Saturday will be the coolest of the two days as we will stay in the mid 40’s. As it stands now, the most widespread amount of rain will be on Saturday as well with model guidance suggesting at least a half inch to three quarters of an inch worth of rainfall.
As the low continues to move through Ontario, the rain will taper slightly to more scattered showers but in the wake of that, gusty to potentially strong winds develop for Sunday. Wind gusts could range 40 to 50 MPH especially in and around the winder localities. Temperatures will soar into the lower to mid 60’s before another front plows through.
We’ll maintain the chance for a few scattered showers at times on Monday with partial sun. Cooler once again with highs in the lower 40’s.
We’ll squeeze out one totally dry day on Tuesday with high back to nearing 50 once again before scattered showers return on Wednesday of next week.
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