A Couple Showers Possible This Afternoon; Accumulating Snow Tonight And Friday

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JAMESTOWN – Most of us started the day with some big snow flakes falling and a little light coating in spots. While a few a rain showers will be possible this afternoon, more snow is on the way over the next 24 to 36 hours with some minor accumulations likely.

All of the snow that we had this morning has since tapered off and we’re left with overcast skies across much of the region early this afternoon. A few rain showers from time to time could be possible. It will also be windy with wind gusts possibly up to 40 MPH at times. Highs will range 41 on the hills to 46 near the Lake Erie shoreline.

As the low associated with the Cold front that moved through continues to move into New England tonight, scattered snow showers will redevelop across the Southern Tier and Northwestern Pennsylvania. Some areas could be between 1 to 2 inches of accumulation by morning with nothing more than a coating on the lower elevations.

It will also become windier overnight as the winds pick up to 20 to 30 MPH with gusts near 45 MPH. Lows 30 valleys, 35 lakeshore.

Snow showers will continue through the day on Friday with an additional 1 to 3 inches likely. It will remain windy as the winds tick up once more to 25 to 35 MPH with gusts possibly up to 50 MPH. Temperatures will not be budging much as it will remain quite cold for this time of the year. Highs 33 to 37.

When we’re all set and done by Friday evening, the hills could see upwards to 4 inches of fresh April-time snow with 1 to 3 inches possible along the lower elevations, and around an inch near the immediate Lake Erie shoreline.

While a bit blasphemous, snow in April isn’t as uncommon as you might think. The average monthly snowfall in Jamestown for April is around 3 inches based on records dating back to 1950.

We’ll squeeze out a nice and dry day on Saturday with plenty of sunshine to go around. However it will remain chilly with highs in the mid 40’s.

As we go into Easter Sunday, there will be some partial sunshine at times with a few scattered showers from time to time. We’ll be back to around average with highs in the mid 50’s.

As another Low moves west of us through the upper Great Lakes on Monday, widespread rain will be likely through the day with temperatures remaining seasonable in the mid 50’s.

Heading into Tuesday, another deep trough will dig into the region bringing colder air back once again through mid week. Rain and snow showers will be possible both Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the lower to mid 40’s.

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