More Clouds Than Sun Today, A Soaking Rain Friday Before Saturday Snow

JAMESTOWN – Today is another mild day with temperatures into the 40s across Western New York.

Clouds will hang around throughout the day with a few limited chances for some peaks of sun early.

Clouds will continue to stream in this afternoon out ahead of the next system. Rain will overspread the region tonight and pick up in intensity by morning.

Some moderate to heavy rain is possible early on Friday as moisture from the Gulf is fed into the region.

Most models are depicting a break in the rain coverage by early afternoon on Friday before rain starts back up again by mid afternoon.

New model runs have taken the projected rainfall totals down a bit. Most areas are likely to pick up around an inch of overall rainfall. Totals closer to 2 inches will be found in Northwest PA.

As colder air starts to filter in, that will change all the rain over to snow Friday night through Saturday. This will be our best chance to see any snow that will stick and stay to Christmas.

In terms of accumulations, a good 2 to 4 inches are possible on the highest hills with 1 to 3 inches along the lower elevations.

Temps return into the 30s over the weekend and into early next week with a chance of light snow showers each day.

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