“We’re Havin’ A Heatwave!”; Record Breaking Warmth through Wednesday, Wintry Mix To Round Out The Week

JAMESTOWN – Just as much as the schools are out for winter break this week, Winter is out on vacation, too. 
Very mild air is overtaking the region today, with a few rain showers. This warm air looks like it’s latest through midweek, before the temps come down with an advancing Cold front.
Speaking about records, the record High for this date is 58, set in 1994. However, the AWOS (Automatic Weather Observation Station) at the Jamestown Airport is down for repairs.
This means that, even though we are in the 60s this afternoon, none of that matters, as the records will not change without data from the Airport.
All official weather observation and records for southern Chautauqua County are taken at the Jamestown Airport and when it’s down for maintenance, no data gets recorded for that day(s).
Even though that 58-degree record has been smashed, it will not go into record books, sadly.
First Defense Forecast: 
Today: Scattered rain showers. Some peaks of sun in between the rain coverage. A “hot” and record-breaking February day, with Highs ranging from 64 at the immediate Lake Erie shoreline, to 69 inland. Breezy, with a southwest wind 12 to 18 MPH. Chance of rain 30%.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A mild night. Lows 57 to 60, possibly rising into the lower 60s by dawn. South wind 7 to 14 MPH.
Wednesday: Scattered to widespread rain. Still mild, but with falling temps; staring out 58 to 61, before dropping into the 40s for the afternoon as a Cold front comes through. South wind 9 to 14 mph, shifting to the northwest. Chance of rain 90%.
Thursday: Periods of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy. Cooler. High 41. Chance of precip 50%.
Friday: Rain and snow showers, changing to plain rain in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. A bit milder. High 52. Chance of precip 70%.
Saturday: Scattered rain showers. High 49. Chance of rain 80%
Sunday: Rain showers. Milder again. High 52. Chance of rain 70%
Monday: Partial sunshine. Remaining mild. High 47.