JAMESTOWN – A calmer weather pattern has settled in across Western New York. This means sunny skies and a seasonable feel over the next several days.
The humidity will be a bit of a factor today. You will feel just a little ‘stick’ in the air as you walk out the door this afternoon, although nowhere near the oppressive tropical-like humidity levels we had last week.
There is also an Air Quality Alert in effect until 11:00 PM tonight, issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, for high and unhealthy levels of ozone. Those who are sensitive to outdoor pollutants should limit outdoor activity this afternoon.
A Cold front will move across the region tomorrow, which does bring with it the chance for an isolated shower early Tuesday morning. However, that rain chance is quiet low; only peaking at 20%, with the highest chances of rain north into the Buffalo metro and east to Cattaraugus County. Otherwise, just a mainly sunny sky.
Behind this front, the weather will remain dry, with the next chance of rain coming on Saturday. Some areas still do need some rainfall to make up a deficit and sadly, there’s no solution here. Even the rain on Saturday looks to be widely scattered and will not provide much help.
Check Of The Tropics: Beryl has dissipated into a remnant Low offshore the Lesser Antilles Sunday afternoon however, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring its remnants as it may have a chance of reorganizing and coming back to life as it entires the Atlantic (if it does reorganize, it will keep the name ‘Beryl’). The NHC keeps the system at a 40% chance of development over the next 5 days.
Tropical Storm Chris formed in the Atlantic offshore the Carolina coast over the weekend. The current NHC advisory has Chris becoming at least a Category 1 Hurricane before becoming post-tropical as it heads towards Nova Scotia later in the week. Chris has no threat to US land.