JAMESTOWN – The weather is rather quiet to kick off this workweek as High pressure is keeping any precipitation at bay and away from Western New York.
However, we won’t see much sun today. Often with High pressure, that clears out the cloud cover, unless the high builds in from the North. That can often keep clouds socked in. In combination with a weak Cold front passing through, the clouds will really win this one out.
After the frontal passage, the winds will shift around to the Southwest off of Lake Erie. That will be just enough to produce a very weak band of lake effect snow.
The lake band will set up shop near Buffalo tonight and will move its way into the Southern Tier throughout the day on Tuesday.
With the band being very weak and the atmosphere not in a primed state, any accumulation will be very unimpressive at most. Maybe just enough for a coating. That’s about it.
If there will be anything closer to an inch, it will be confined to the highest hills of the Southern Tier, near the likes of the Chautauqua Ridge and the Boston Hills, where the higher terrain can often squeeze more moisture out of the clouds.
The bottom line is, nobody will be needing to shovel or snow blow this time around.
As the winds aloft taken on a more southernly flow late in the week, temperatures will rise above average, into the 40s by the weekend with a few rain and snow showers.
Longer-range guidance is suggesting much of next week will remain mild. However, as you know, anything beyond seven days is what we call “Voodoo Country” and anything can and will change between now and then.
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