Fire Weather Risk Extended for New York State
We're now into the second week of April, the warm weather will slowly but surely stick around for the next few months. The forecast the entire week looks phenomenal, as Thursday will see high temperatures in the 60's, while Friday's high could be in the mid-70's with plenty of sunshine.
April usually means very windy too, as warm and cold fronts frequently cross over New York state, especially those in Western and Central New York off the Great Lakes.
Tuesday afternoon will see temps near 60 degrees but a high pressure system with a weak cold front will cross the area, which will bring gusty winds and the elevated risk of fire.
The National Weather Service has extended the elevated fire risk for many regions, due to the winds and the drying fuels/low relative humidity. It now goes until 8:15 pm, for Western and Central New York locations, which include Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Cayuga, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties.
The original fire risk went until 4:45 pm.
The National Weather Service is also reminding those in New York state that the burn ban will go until May 14th, with the dry conditions and winds that can cause a risk for fire.
While this week looks dry, the rain will be the starting again on Sunday, with a wet forecast through the middle of next week.
The good news? Snow is pretty much done for the season here in New York, at least until we get to October or November.