Mainly Dry Friday; Mild And Wet Start To December

JAMESTOWN – While a ridge of High pressure has set up across much for the Northeast, a frontal boundary is acting as a focal point for some rain and snow showers through the afternoon.
Any wintry mix will taper off through the afternoon, just in in time for the parade tonight. As cloud cover will hang around, temperatures will mainly hold steady through the evening. Things should go off just fine, including the fireworks after the parade.

A system currently in the midwest will be moving towards Western New York on Saturday, bringing in widespread rain showers throughout the region. The winds aloft will shift out of the south, bringing warmer air along with that system.

Forecast rainfall totals from in-house BAMS model

Temps will be in the 40s for Saturday and climb into the 50s for Sunday. Both days, along with the rainfall, will cause some melting of the snowpack.
However, that warmup is only short-lived as temps go back down into the 30s and 20s for the first full week of December, with a chance for snow showers each day.

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