JAMESTOWN – The workweek will end dry but an East Coast storm system will bring several rounds of showers to Western New York over the weekend.
While we have a nice High pressure ridge down to our south influencing our weather, that’s not clearing out the cloud cover, thanks to a northerly wind flow aloft that’s streaming in a gaggle of clouds from Canada.
That High pressure will, however, keep us dry through the end of the end of the workweek. Some peaks of sun are possible both days through the cloud cover at times.
We are getting a much better handle on the developing storm system that will ride along the East Coast over the weekend. The remnants of Pacific Hurricane Willa, currently moving through the Gulf of Mexico, will enter the Atlantic and move close to the Eastern Seaboard.
Based on current data, this will mainly be a heavy rain event across the East Coast, which is the “best” case scenario, sort of speak.
Impacts to Western New York will be much of the same. Pockets of widespread rain showers will begin Friday night and last through Sunday.
Most model guidance suggests a good soaking with rainfall totals approaching nearly two inches. However, some of the models tend to go overboard a bit with rainfall totals, so totals between one and one and a half inches are likely.
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