JAMESTOWN – Quieter weather is coming our way, but do not expect to see Spring-time temperatures anytime soon.
Light snow showers will continue throughout the day today, but will not likely accumulate to much. Around half an inch to one inch. That’s pretty much about it.
St. Patrick’s Day will be dry but cold. We should be around 42 degrees this time of year, and we’re not going to see a number close to that. But hey! At least the sun will be a shinin’! So, that will make it feel just a bit warmer.
However, we are continuing to monitor a storm system that will move along the Tennessee Valley and Ohio River Valleys early next week.
The prime global computer models are still suggesting that this system will move offshore the east coast, and ride along the eastern seaboard by mid next week.
At this time, we are still way too far out into “VooDoo Country” to know if this will have impacts on Western New York. But the consistency between models shows that a storm will still develop, regardless of its track or strength.
However, If this does verify, this would be the 4th Nor’easter to impact the east coast in 3 weeks.
This is just something to keep our eyes on, as we go throughout the weekend and into early next week.
First Defense Forecast:
Today: Light snow showers and flurries between mostly cloudy skies. Still cold, with highs ranging from 24 in the valleys, to 29 at the lakeshore. A healthy west wind averaging 12 to 18 MPH, with winds gusts 25+ MPH. Chance of snow 40%. New snow accumulation around one-half to one inch.
Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy and cold! Lows 10 to 17. West wind 6 to 12 MPH.
Saturday (Happy St. Patrick’s Day)!: Mostly sunny, but remaining chilly. Highs 30 to 35. West wind 3 to 6 MPH.
Sunday: Sunny skies. A few high clouds, and warmer! High 40.
Monday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 36.
Tuesday (Happy 1st Day of Spring)!: Scattered snow showers. High 34. Chance of snow 50%.
Wednesday: Scattered snow showers. Partly sunny. High 33. Chance of snow 30%
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 36.