First Defense: Heavy Rain With Localized Stronger Storms Possible This Weekend

JAMESTOWN – The weather will be getting active over the weekend with the potential for heavy rainfall and some gusty winds at times before turning much colder late next week.

A storm system currently near Oklahoma City will be tracking through the upper Great Lakes over the next few days and we’ll be on the warmer side of it as it moves into Canada. Rain will likely last last through the overnight. Morning lows 40 valleys, 44 lakeshore.

The NOAA Storm Prediction Center has placed much of the region under a low-end Marginal Risk (level 1/5) for severe thunderstorms on Saturday mainly in the late afternoon and evening hours.

The primary threats on Saturday will be from moderate to heavy rain with a potential for isolated brief gusty winds.

Model guidance has been indicating between three quarters of an inch to one inch of rain on Saturday with likely around another half inch or so on Sunday as the rain tapers slightly to more on and off showers.

On Sunday, a Warm front will move through spiking temperatures back into the mid to upper 60’s in most spots but a healthy south wind around 30 MPH at times.

We’ll sneak in a mostly dry day on Monday before we’ll reintroduce precipitation chances once again on Tuesday.

A shift in the upper air pattern will allow for some winter-time chills mid to late next week with possibly a few snow flakes from time to time with highs only in the upper 30’s.

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