JAMESTOWN – High pressure continues to bring Western New York some fabulous weather for our Hump Day.
However, we will say bye-bye to that High, as a Cold front with an attached Low will sweep across the region tomorrow.
The winds will also increase out of the Southwest; averaging between 15 and 25 MPH, with gusts maybe approaching 40 MPH at times.
The NOAA Storm Prediction Center has outlined potions of Western New York under a less-than-average “Marginal” Risk (1/5) for severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon, with the primary concern being that, a couple of these storms could tap into the gusty winds, and elevate them to strong to severe limits (a thunderstorm is classified as ‘severe’ if it is producing wind gusts 58 MPH or greater, hail 1-inch in size or larger [the size of a quarter], or a tornado).
The Cold front will also drop our temperatures back into the 60s, but it will still be seasonable; remember the average high for this time of the year is 66.
Mother’s Day Forecast: Temperatures seasonable in the mid to upper 60s, with some partial sunshine. There is a chance for a few scattered showers throughout the day, but the majority of the day should be rain-free.
USGS Confirms Earthquake Under Lake Ontario: A magnitude 2.4 earthquake struck 6 miles beneath the lake floor at 5:27 PM Wednesday afternoon, off the coast of Canada. No damage was reported from the earthquake.
While earthquakes on our end of the globe are not as common as they out west, there are minor fault lines that run across the Great Lakes, including the Clarendon-Linden Fault, which splits Western New York in half; running from Orleans County near Lake Ontario, down into the Allegany County near Rushford Lake in the town of Rushford. It is this fault that is responsible for much of the earthquake activity across Western and Central New York.