A Cold Thanksgiving Is In Store For The Region

JAMESTOWN – Big changes have occurred to the Thanksgiving Day forecast and those changes are not in a good way, if you’re not a fan of arctic cold.
First of all, a few rain and snow showers are possible throughout the day today. Nothing of a big deal.
Tomorrow, Lake Erie will trigger a response and generate lake effect snow showers from time to time on Tuesday. Once again, that will not be a big deal. Maybe 2 to 3 inches of snow accumulation from lake effect; barley shovable.

We’re turning our attention to Wednesday as an Arctic Cold front will move through Western New York on Wednesday. The biggest difference will be felt later in the day into the nighttime hours as temps take a tumble into the teens.

Behind the front, an Arctic High moves in, continuing to drag polar air down into the region with it. Even with nice sunshine with that High, that’s not going to warm us up at all.
We’re going to struggle to hit 20 degrees, while areas in the valleys will be stuck into the teens all day. Lows on Friday morning will bottom out in the single digits for the first time this season.  Yikes!

However, things are looking up for the weekend. Temps in the 40s with a few rain and snow showers each day.

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