Remains Windy Tonight, Better Weather Ahead

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JAMESTOWN – After the first areal snowfall Sunday through early Monday, things will be quieting down throughout the week with a big warmup coming by the weekend.

The lake effect snow has tapered off but in the wake of that, the winds are still going to remain up through the night tonight. For that, a Wind Advisory remains in place until 1 a.m. for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties.

Winds could gust up to 45 MPH at times, creating some limited blowing snow from snow that has already fallen.  The weather will be calming down throughout the week with the sun returning and a big pattern change by the weekend.

Any rain or snow showers will be coming to an end after midnight tonight with mostly cloudy intervals. Windy. Lows 32 in the valleys, 41 at the Lake Erie shoreline.

Morning clouds will partially break apart for the afternoon with some peeks of sun likely. Highs 43 to 51.

Heading into the middle of the week, a big pattern shift will take place with the Jet Stream pulling north and an impending heat ridge setting up over the Southern US. There will also be a ridge of high pressure moving in ahead of that ridge which will give us a good deal of sunshine for Wednesday with highs in the lower 60’s.

As the stream continues to move north, warmer and drier air will surge in from the south giving us mainly clear skies and fair nights Thursday all the way through the weekend. Temperatures will also be on a steady up hill climb as well, potentially making at run at 70 by Sunday.

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