JAMESTOWN – Rain showers will become more numerous throughout the next 24 to 36 hours as tropical-like moisture continues to infiltrate the region.
While a few scattered showers are possible through the afternoon today, the rain really begins to overspread the area and pick up intensity throughout the night tonight, into Wednesday. All of the computer models in the weather center have been agreeing with a strip of heavy rain occurring to our east and south. Some areas in Allegany County southward could pick up upwards to two-plus inches by tomorrow evening.
For areas westward, we’ll likely see rain totals upwards of one to one and a half inches. Keep in mind, your total may vary, so we will have to keep our eyes on the potential fro some localized flooding or even some flash flooding issues.
A big pattern flip will take place through the weekend and into next week. The humidity backs off to more comfortable levels with temperatures falling to below average as well. Longer range model guidance is suggesting that cooler pattern will take us through early August.
This Day In Weather History: A memorable tornado outbreak occurred on July 24th, 2010 across the Southern Tier of Western New York. A total of 4 confirmed tornadoes occurred across Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties. The WNY News Now First Defense Weather team created a special that highlights the 8th anniversary of this event, as well as detailed information from meteorologists Jon Hitchcock and Mike Fries from the National Weather Service in Buffalo. The full report can be found here: https://new.wnynewsnow.com/2018/07/24/8th-anniversary-of-the-july-24th-2010-tornado-outbreak/