Loads Of Sunshine; March Starts Mild But Wet

JAMESTOWN – A nice High pressure ridge over the Ohio Valley is bringing Western New York an abundance of sun, and milder temperatures. 
Our next big weather maker comes on Thursday, with rain throughout the day, but another system crosses the region, dropping temps back into the 30s with some rain and snow showers for Friday.
We are still expecting a big pattern flip sometime in early March, with Winter making a drastic return.
As I often say, March is a “wild card” month in the Winter season, as it can bring some interesting weather to Western New York.
Computer model guidance continues to suggest such a flip will occur after the 6th of March. Just something to keep an eye on, as we head into the last “official” month of Winter…
First Defense Forecast: 
Today: Nice, blue skies. Still remaining mild. Highs 42 in the valleys, to 46 at the lakeshore. West wind 8 to 15 MPH.
Tonight: Clear and starlit. Lows 26 to 31. Southwest wind 3 to 6 MPH.
Tuesday: A repeat of today; blue skies and sunshine, but milder. Highs 50 to 55. A west breeze of 8 to 15 MPH will keep the immediate Lake Erie shoreline communities a tad bit cooler.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. A light rain or snow snow is possible, but will mostly be a dry day. High 55. Chance of precip 20%.
Thursday (Happy 1st Day of March)!: Scattered rain showers. Cloudy intervals. Mild. High 49. Chance of rain 80%.
Friday: Rain and snow showers likely. Most cloudy. Cooler High 39. Chance of precip 70%
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 41.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High 42.