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JAMESTOWN – It has been a very long process to get here but today starts the warmup that will take us through the weekend with a few opportunities for some showers later in the week.
Once again, the National Weather Service has opted to issue a Frost Advisory for Chautauqua County and a Freeze Warning for the remainder of Western New York, going into effect at midnight and running through 8 a.m. Thursday morning.
As early planters know, frost and freeze condition can cause harm to temperature sensitive plants and vegetation if left uncovered or outdoors.
Lots of sunshine will take us through the afternoon thanks to a high pressure ridge stretching over the Northeast. While still below average, it will feel a lot warmer than it has in recent days. The Lake Erie shoreline will be kept cooler today due to an onshore wind. Highs 47 at the waterfront, 55 inland.
Clearing skies early tonight will allow some areas of patchy frost to develop inland away from the lakeshore before clouds thicken by morning. Lows 30 valleys, 37 lakeshore. Light wind.
After a dry start on Thursday, scattered showers will develop throughout the day as a warm front moves through. Milder as well. Highs 56 to 66.
There will be a better chance for scattered to occasional rain and thundershowers on Friday with a storm system moving close to the region. Highs will be seasonable and near average in the upper 60’s.
We’ll squeeze out another dry and sunny day on Saturday as a weak area of high pressure briefly builds in. Temperatures will spike into the lower 70’s.
As another storm goes right over us, a return of occasional to widespread thundershowers will be prevalent Sunday and Monday with highs in the lower 70’s, dropping into the lower 60’s on Monday with a Cold front passage behind the main low.
A stronger area of high pressure returns over the upper Great Lakes on Tuesday bringing us some sun and clouds and highs in the mid 60’s.
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