JAMESTOWN – A brief warmup is on the way with some scattered showers at times with gusty winds likely through Saturday then a drop off in temperatures to start next week.
A ridge of high pressure setup to our east has brought us a lot of sunshine of Friday with an increase in temperatures. That ridge will move on out off the Atlantic coast and allow for a disturbance to pass by to our north and bring us the chance for a couple scattered showers on Saturday. Eyes will be on Hurricane Delta as some tropical moisture could be drawn in early next week.
Mainly clear skies will take us through tonight but it will become breezy. Milder. Lows 53 in the valleys, 63 at the Lake Erie shoreline. Winds south 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH.
We’ll be on the southern fringe of a disturbance that will pass to our north in Canada in Saturday which could produce a few on-again, off-again type of showers throughout the day. The day will not be a total washout with pockets of dry time. Much milder and breezy. Highs 71 to 78. Wind gusts could reach up to 40 MPH.
As an upper trough begins to dig into the Great Lakes on Sunday, that will start to usher in a bit cooler air along with more cloud cover. Highs 59 to 67.
The remnants of Hurricane Delta will likely make a run up the Ohio River Valley and into the northeast early next week. Timing of when the remnants will merge with the advancing trough is key to determining if the rain on Monday and Monday night could be tropical with moderate to heavy downpours.
For now, we’re keeping some tropical showers in the picture with early projections of rainfall totals ranging from a half inch to upwards of one inch. Highs in the mid 60’s.
There will a chance for leftover morning rain shower on Tuesday with the afternoon improving with partial sunshine. Highs in the mid 60’s.
High pressure will return for Wednesday and Thursday leading to a good supply of sunshine each day and temperatures in the mid 60’s.
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