The Season Has Changed But There’s No Signs Of Spring For Awhile

JAMESTOWN – Spring is welcomed into a quiet and boring weather pattern across Western New York with some nice sunshine, but a winter chill is still in the air.
As stated yesterday, temperatures will ride between 5 and 10 degrees below average this week, but at least the week is looking to be a mainly dry one.
However, the outer bands of a storm system will pass just to our south Wednesday through Thursday.
The current thinking is the entire storm will stay away from our region, but if the Low happens to track a tiny bit northward than what the models are plotting, we will have to introduce the chance for a couple light snow showers or flurries during this time period.
If that does happen, any accumulation will be very light to almost non-existent.
However, I’m sticking with the models, and believing that we will be in the clear from this late-season storm.
If you are looking for snow (why would you be?), there is a chance for a few snow showers during the first half of the weekend, but even that, looks to be a ver minor deal.
First Defense Forecast:
Today: Partly cloudy and cold. Highs ranging from 31 in the valleys, to 35 at the lakeshore. Northeast wind averaging 5 to 10 MPH.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy and not as cold. Lows 21 to 24. The wind picks up out of the Northeast wind 12 to 16 MPH.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Still cold. Highs 30 to 34. Healthy Northeast breeze 16 to 27 MPH.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High 32.
Friday: Partly sunny. High 35.
Saturday: Partly sunny. Slight chance for a snow shower.  High 35. Chance of snow 20%
Sunday: Sunny. High 38.
Monday: Partly sunny. High 41.