Slippin’ And A Slidin’; Winter Is Abruptly Back, Before Spring Returns To Round Out February

JAMESTOWN – It’s been a battle between Heatmiser and Snowmiser this week, as Winter has returned for Thursday. 
The National Weather Service in Buffalo keeps the Winter Weather Advisory in place for the Southern Tier (Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties) until 4:00 PM this afternoon.
Expect snow totals between one and two inches in the western Southern Tier, with higher amounts eastward; up to possibly 5 inches there, according to VIPIRCast, our exclusive in-house computer model.
Any snow that falls won’t make it past this week, as Heatmiser wins this next battle and brings back a spring-time feel to end February (average High for this time of year is 35, by the way).
First Defense Forecast: 
Today: Snow continues through the early afternoon, changing to a wintry mix. Some light freezing precipitation is also possible. Cloudy breaks. Highs ranging from 33 in the valleys, to 37 lakeshore. Northeast wind 3 to 7 MPH MPH. Chance of precip 100%.
Tonight: Cloudy. A chance for a rain or snow shower before dawn. Lows 27 to 32. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday: Widespread rain. Milder again. Highs 46 to 49. South wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Saturday: Periods of rain showers. Mostly cloudy. High 46. Chance of precip 80%.
Sunday: Scattered showers. Partly cloudy intervals. Mild. High 55. Chance of rain 60%.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 47.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 45.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 47.