Improving weather this afternoon

<B>(Wednesday Midday June 26, 2013)</B>The weather over central New York will improve. We run the risk of a shower or thunderstorm through mid afternoon but that will be followed clearing skies and temperatures temporarily jumping into the 80s. Skies will be clear to partly cloudy tonight but watch for some fog to form.
Central New York continues to be locked in a warm and humid air mass.  In this pattern, with the lack of a frontal system nearby, we need to focus on weaker, jet stream disturbances as well as daytime heating, to get storms going.  One such disturbance brought showers this morning.  During the afternoon, however, this disturbance is moving away and the lower atmosphere over us will get a chance to dry out, if only slightly.  This should provide us with several hours of quiet and most likely rain-free weather from mid afternoon on along with some sunshine.  It will still be humid, but temperatures will be in the low 80s for highs, so it shouldn’t be quite as oppressive. 

A bubble of high pressure will move over us tonight into early Thursday before the next disturbance approaches.  This one will be a bit stronger and will spin up an area of low pressure down at the surface.  This low will be a bit stronger than we would normally see at the end of June and will move close to central New York by late in the day. This will cause a widespread area of rain to form over us later in the day and continue into the night.  The rain could come down hard at times.

As low pressure departs Friday, we will be left in the same warm and humid air mass.  That will mean a continuation of the scattered showers and thunderstorms with seasonably warm temperatures.
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