JAMESTOWN – Weather over the next 24 hours will be quiet and calm but with more clouds than sun. A frontal system moving towards Western New York will bring rain and unseasonably warm temperatures to the region by the weekend.
A system located in the Plains will drag a warm front with milder air through Western New York Thursday night.
Temps will be on the rise throughout the overnight on Thursday, eventually ending up well into the 50s by Friday for most areas.
Along with that warmth will come some rain. A near soaking rain in fact during this time period.
The current Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) from the NOAA Weather Prediction Center outlines the Southern Tier with about a half an inch to just about one inch of accumulated rainfall through Friday.
This will cause some big snowmelt to the pack we do have and will not be good news for the ski resorts across the region.
Temps go back into the 30s once again for the weekend and into early next week. New Years is not looking bad with some light snow showers possible and temps in the lower to mid 30s.
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