First Defense: Stronger Storms Possible Friday Afternoon

JAMESTOWN – Moisture from the remnant low of Tropical Storm Bertha will continue to infiltrate into the region through the next couple of days with the potential for a couple punchier thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening.

The NOAA Storm Prediction Center has outlined all of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania under a low-end Marginal Risk (level 1/5) for severe thunderstorms on Friday.







Through the afternoon, rain showers with the potential for a couple rumbles of thunder will be possible. The humidity is once again a driving factor in today’s forecast with dew point ranging in the lower to mid 60’s today. Highs will range 73 at the Lake Erie waterfront to 78 inland. A healthy southwest breeze 10 to 20 MPH.

After an early shower this evening, tonight will be dry with mostly cloudy to overcast skies with a bit of a breeze. It stay warm and muggy overnight. Lows 63 valleys, 68 lakeshore.













As the remnant low continues to move towards the northeast a few scattered showers will be possible Friday morning, coming to an end for the early afternoon. Later in the afternoon, another band of showers and thunderstorms will flair with the potential that a few of those storms could become strong to severe.

The primary  impacts will be from strong gusty winds and heavy rainfall should any storm become severe. The main timing window will be between 4 and 7 p.m.

The humidity will also spike to near oppressive levels on Friday as well as that surge of tropical moisture continue to work in. Highs 76 to 82.

High pressure returns to the reason over the weekend, clearing out the rain and some of the cloud cover as well. However, with this high sliding in from the northwest, that will bring much cooler and refreshing air back into Western New York. Highs will drop into the lower 60’s with very comfortable humidity.

We’ll be starting June rather chilly with a struggling high near 60 but with a good supply of sunshine.

A warm front will be approaching toward the middle of next week, bringing with it warmer and seasonable air through the end of the week with a few showers or thunderstorms possible from time to time.

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