Warmer Weather Ahead

<B>(Friday Morning November 9, 2012)</B> Central New York will experience a warming trend over the next few days as high temperatures from 50° today…
On this morning’s weather map, the center of high pressure stretches from the central Appalachian Mountains to northwest Georgia.  A cold front is evident over the western Great Lakes west to the central Plain States.

Over the next 24 hours the cold front is forecast to sag south and east and should be positioned over northern New York west through to the lower Great Lakes region.  As a result, Central New York will see an increase in cloud cover as early as this afternoon…especially north of the Thruway.  In fact, areas north of Syracuse may even have a brief, passing shower or sprinkles.

During the day tomorrow, the aforementioned cold front will stall and even begin to retreat north as a warm front, the leading edge to much warmer air.  This will be in response to a developing area of low pressure on the western end of the front.  This low is forecast to move into the upper Mid-West by Saturday evening. The upshot of it all is for an abundance of cloud cover tomorrow along with a few passing showers.

The warm front is forecast to move well north of the region by Sunday morning, thus brisk south to southwest winds will import unseasonably warm air into the region. The combination of sunshine and brisk southwest winds should push temperatures to near or even above 70°.  The unseasonably warm air should last into Monday.

Eventually all good things must come to an end, and a cold front will drag through the region by Tuesday.  The latest look at our computer models shows the front coming through before daybreak Tuesday.  With that transition will likely be showers and possibly some thunder.  With the cold front moving through sooner and a quicker arrival of colder air we’ve also introduced some snow showers to go along with the rain showers on Tuesday.  Chilly temperatures should last into Wednesday.
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