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Hot and Humid conditions move into Jamestown-area through Saturday night...

It's the end of May... but, the next three days are going to feel more like "mid-summer" with temperatures reaching the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.  That from Forecaster Jim Mitchell at the National Weather Service in Buffalo... who says we've already started to see more heat build into the region.  Mitchell says the hot and humid conditions are due to a large "Bermuda High" that's just off the coast of the southeastern United States.  He adds the clock-wise rotation is bringing a lot of warm air up from the south.  However... Mitchell says areas along the Lake Erie shoreline will see some moderation due mainly to lake breezes that'll hold the highs to the upper 70s to low 80s.  Mitchell says we'll see a big change in the weather early Sunday morning, though, early Sunday morning as a cold front moves through the area.  He says we'll start seeing rain and possibly some thunderstorms out ahead of the front late Saturday night... and, through the day Sunday as the front move through the area.

One county road reopened, one still closed after Tuesday night storms...

Part of one county road has now been reopened after it was closed due to flooding from Tuesday's storms.  The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities reports that Kabob Road... between Route 380 and Waterman Road in the town of Stockton is now open.  DPF officials add... though... that Wattlesburg Road between State Route 76 and County Road 303 in the town of Ripley remains closed.  It will remain closed until the barricades have been removed.

Tranum says he's "baffled" by state Business Council decision to reject NRG "repowering" proposal...

The head of the county's Chamber of Commerce says he's disappointed by the state Business Council's position on closing the NRG Plant in the city of Dunkirk.  The Business Council joined the Sierra Club in announcing Wednesday that the State Public Service Commission should "reject" the current repowering proposals for both the Dunkirk plant... and, the Cayuga Power Plant in Lansing.  Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Tranum says he's baffled by the position the Business Council has taken.  Tranum says Business Council officials were in Jamestown last February... at which time they enlisted the organization's support to keep the NRG Power Plant in Dunkirk open.  However... Tranum says they weren't even "given the courtesy of a conversation" about the plant.  Tranum says the Chamber has worked closely with Business Council for years.  He was surprised by Wednesday's announcement and hopes it doesn't distract from the issue at hand... because it's "so critically important" for the county... and, all of Western New York.  In the release... the Business Council and the Sierra Club argue that the PSC should investigate other solutions including energy efficiency... renewable power generation... and, demand response as clean and cheaper options.  The PSC is now deciding the fate of the repowering projects.

Still no identity given on Sheridan train fatality...

There's still been no identity given yet on the man from California killed when he apparently fell from a CSX Train he was traveling on illegally Wednesday afternoon in the town of Sheridan.   Sheriff's Deputies say they... and Silver Creek Police... were called to the scene about 5 p.m.  Upon further investigation... officers determined the man... who's name is being released... fell from the train while it was in motion.  Deputies say the rider sustained fatal injuries... and, was found dead at the scene.  Officer says the man's name is being withheld until next of kin is notified.




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