Big Weather Pattern Shift Coming
JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (WNY NEWS NOW) – After a string of dry and warm days, a cold front will slowly cross the region on Friday. This will usher in an extended period of wet weather and much chiller temperatures.

High pressure will drift East off the Atlantic coast today. Clouds will increase through the afternoon from
West to East today, with mainly cloudy skies by the late afternoon hours. Highs in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s.

Most of the night tonight will be cloudy, with the leading edge of the rain entering Western New York after midnight.

Rain showers will continue through the day on Friday and into Saturday as the cold front crosses the region. The front will stall out to our East on Saturday.

Rainfall totals from Friday through Saturday will generally be in the range of around an 0.5″-1.00″ with locally higher amounts possible.

The cold front will usher in much cooler air, with temperatures generally in the lower 50’s over the weekend and some 40’s possible as well by Sunday.

A troughing pattern will continue into next week with below normal temperatures and lake effect rain showers from Monday through Wednesday.


WNY News Now’s First Defense Weather team provides local weather coverage for Western New York’s Southern Tier and Northwestern Pennsylvania. Connect with us on social media using the hashtag #MyLocalWx. 

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