JAMESTOWN – The weather will be getting active once again with a threat for thunderstorms this afternoon with some potentially becoming strong to severe.In the wake of a Warm front passage that moved through late this morning, a strong Cold front will be moving through this afternoon with a band of showers and thunderstorms flaring out ahead of that front.Temperatures have already spiked into the lower to upper 60’s as of 11 a.m. across much of the region thanks to that Warm front. Erie is already up to 70 degrees. It’s also feeling a bit muggy as dew points are in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s. Keep in mind that dew point measures the moisture content in the air. The closer together the air temperature and the dew point temperature are, the more humid it feels as the human body cannot evaporate liquid off of it as quickly.Given the current dynamics support, the NOAA Storm Prediction Center has placed all of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania under a standard Slight Risk (level 2/5) for severe thunderstorms this afternoon.The primary threats will be from damaging winds and possibly some hail. Localized flooding is also a possibility with heavy rainfall at times along with a brief, isolated tornado. However, upper-air data suggests a rather weak environment for tornadic activity but a small potential does exist.Based on the newest high resolution modeling, storms will enter the western-most Southern Tier by around 1 p.m. this afternoon and continue to work their way eastward through the afternoon.The strongest storms will be out of the region and into Central New York by 4 p.m. These storms should help to stabilize the atmosphere for any leftover showers or thundershowers through the rest of the day to be well below severe limits.As noted by our exclusive Storm Potential product within our FutureScan model, there will be enough atmospheric instability for these storms to work with to become strong to severe (darker colors indicate higher thunderstorm chances).Make sure you have a way of getting warnings should they be issued this afternoon. EVERY home and business needs to have a NOAA Weather Radio. They are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased from a wide variety of retailers.Beyond the Weather Radio, we highly recommend an app on your smartphone that is designed to push severe weather warnings. The apps we like are:The free WNYNewsNow app for iPhone/AndroidWeather Radio by WDT for iPhone/AndroidWNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Indiana born sister duo Lily & Madeleine accidentally meandered into the folk music spotlight.Tabbed by Paste as “The Best of What’s Next” back in 2013, the sisters ended up in the studio with John Mellencamp and viewed on Reddit thousands of times based on the strength of their songwriting and homespun Youtube videos.Recognition and critical acclaim soon followed. While not anticipated, the sisters – still in their teens – were penning songs that certainly warranted the attention.2013 also saw the release of both an EP and the duo’s first full length record. A second record followed in 2014, and Lily & Madeleine released Keep It Together, their third long player, back in February on New West Records.September saw Lily & Madeleine sign on to tour across the country with folk icon Brett Dennen. The tour that began out in California will wind its way through the Southeast this month, including a stop in Asheville this weekend. A couple tickets are yours for the taking by answering the trivia question down below.I recently got to pepper Lily and Madeleine with questions about life on the road.BRO – No green room is complete without . . .Lily – A cheese plate!Madeleine – A dirty mirror and an assortment of tea bags.BRO – Favorite on stage libation?Madeleine – We drink room temperature water on stage, but if the venue has a fancy bar – and an open tab! – I like to try one of their cocktails.Lily – Yeah, I really just chug a ton of water on stage.BRO – Festival you have played that you really enjoyed as a fan?Lily – Bunbury Festival in Cincinnati! It was so fun. We go to see Kishi Bashi and Paramore perform.BRO – Who is the better on the road DJ?Madeleine – Lily puts in her headphones and shuts everyone out when we’re on the road. That’s totally fine with me. I usually use the aux cord to play true crime podcasts or the Savage Lovecast.Lily – I can’t spend all day talking to the two same people or I’ll go crazy! Plus, Madge doesn’t like rap much, which is usually what I listen to.BRO – Coolest thing you have ever bought at a gas station?Madeleine – Money’s tight on tour, but if I feel like splurging I’ll buy some green apple licorice, either the Australian kind or the Amish kind.BRO – More difficult – playing for ten people or one thousand people?Madeleine – Honestly, it’s more difficult play for ten people, in my opinion. I feel like I have to capture each person’s attention individually. It makes me feel more vulnerable on stage.Lily – It’s always most difficult for me to perform when there are people I know in the audience.BRO – Least favorite state to drive through?Madeleine – Kansas is somehow flatter and more boring than Indiana, but Illinois has all the tolls, which we just love.Lily – Yes! The tolls are so annoying!BRO – Favorite Brett Dennen song to hear live?Lily – I feel like my favorite song of his changes from week to week, but right now I really like hearing “Make You Crazy.”Madeleine – “Dancing At A Funeral,” from his album Lover Boy. It’s such a fun jam.Lily & Madeleine will be on tour with Brett Dennen for much of the rest of October. For information on dates and venues, please cruise on over to their website.Interested in catching Lily & Madeleine and Brett Dennen this Sunday at The Grey Eagle in Asheville? If so, take a chance on the trivia question down below. Email your answer to [email protected] A winner of two passes to the show will be chosen from all of the correct responses received by noon tomorrow (Friday, October 14th).Question . . . . Lily and Madeleine are sisters. Which one is older?Remember to email your answers in. Don’t post in the comments below! Good luck!
Versailles, In. — On third Friday of every month the Ripley County Health Department hosts “Infant Safe Sleep Classes from 2 to 3 p.m. in the commissioner’s room in the Annex Building.Gifts are offered to all who successfully complete the class and scholarships are available.For more information please call 812-689-5751.
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (June 6) – Tyler Bruening added his name to the list of Budweiser IMCA Late Model winners Saturday night at Independence Motor Speedway.Bruening took the lead from Dirk Hamilton on the 10th of 25 laps en route to victory to become the fifth different Late Model winner in as many weeks at the speedway.Tyler Droste started alongside Bruening in the fourth row and crossed the line second ahead of Darren Ackerman.J. D. Auringer raced the high side to a convincing win in the 20-lap Performance Bodies IMCA Modified main.Auringer took the lead from Joe Docekal following a lap seven restart and then checked out on the field to take the victory ahead of Troy Cordes and Vern Jackson.In Burco Sales IMCA Stock Car action, IMCA Modified veteran Darin Duffy earned the first Stock Car win of his career in just his second night in the division.Duffy held off persistent challenges from Phil Holtz to reach victory lane at the end of that 15-lapper. Scott Pippert finished third.Benji Irvine drove to his third local win of the season in the 15-lap Big Daddy Chassis IMCA Hobby Stock feature.From a fifth row start, Irvine raced the low groove through the pack before taking the top spot on lap seven. He pulled away to score the win ahead of Leah Wroten and Justin Lichty.After being pressured by Jenae Gustin throughout the last half of the 15-lap Tenacity Graphics IMCA Northern SportMod feature, race leader Lucas Lundry spun in turn four on the white flag lap.Gustin inherited the point on the restart and drove to her second local win of the season ahead of Colby Heishman and Kevin Hurst.
Emmanuel Adebayor has been allowed to return to Togo by Tottenham for personal reasons.The striker has been given a leave of absence by the Premier League club who announced the news on Twitter this morning.Tottenham said: “We can confirm that Emmanuel Adebayor has been given permission to return home for personal reasons.”This is a private matter and so we will not be providing any further comment.”Adebayor has scored two goals in 10 appearances his term but hasn’t featured for Mauricio Pochettino’s side since November 9.Spurs lost to Stoke that day and Adebayor was restricted to a 25-minuted cameo. After the game, Adebayor criticised the club’s home support and has since been involved in a bizarre series of claims relating to his mother and juju witchcraft back in his native Togo.