Very Mild Friday Before Winter Returns For The New Year

JAMESTOWN – As advertised, temperatures rose through the 40s Thursday night leading to a very mild afternoon across much of Western New York.

The record high for this date for the city of Jamestown is 51 degrees, set in 1982. If we hit our forecast high of 52, that will officially break the record.

The chance still does exist for some hit and miss rain showers through the afternoon today. Not expecting much there to write home about.

A Cold front back to our west will be moving throughout the day on Saturday and you know what’s going to do; drop our temperatures.

A few snow showers are likely Saturday as temperatures tumble through the 30s. We’ll likely end the day around 24 degrees after and early daytime high of around 35.

We’ll see some partial sunshine on Sunday with near-average temps in the lower 30s.

New Years Forecast: Contrary to last year where New Years Eve/New Years Day was insanely frigid, this years festivities won’t be hindered by any cold temperatures.

New Years Eve is looking quite mild with temps in the mid 30s. There will be the chance for some rain showers throughout the evening.

New Years Day, again, looking mild with temps in the upper 30s and a few rain and snow showers early in the day, changing to all rain in the afternoon.

However, winter makes a return right after the first of the year with scattered snow showers and temps back down into the 20s for late next week.

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