Get out and enjoy the dry weather today: Dave Longley's blog

By Chief Meteorologist Dave Longley

Published 04/28 2014 10:38AM

Updated 04/28 2014 10:57AM

(WSYR-TV, Syracuse) Bright sunshine and seasonable temperatures will be with us for the first day of the work and school week.  Get out and enjoy it.  If you're at work, spend some time outside this evening.  A wet weather pattern is setting up for us for the rest of the week.  The rain will arrive during the day Tuesday.

The culprit, a lumbering storm in the nation's heartland.  Here's a map of the jet stream valid Tuesday morning.  The storm is located over Iowa.  Winds flow counterclockwise around the low.  That means a south wind delivering plenty of moisture our way through the week.

The heaviest rainfall looks like it will occur Tuesday and Wednesday.  After Wednesday, some dry air will circulate around the storm, and should give us some breaks of sun Thursday.

While rain is in the forecast into the weekend, it should be noted that after Wednesday of this week, the showers will become more scattered or broken up.  Also, the chances for rain will occur primarily in the afternoon, after the atmosphere gets a chance to heat up.

Here's the forecast of total rainfall over the next 5 days.  It looks like a solid 1-2" of rain is likely, by the weekend.

As outdoor activities ramp up, don't forget to download the Storm Team App for your mobile device.  You will have access to Live Doppler 9, right at your fingertips.  Live Doppler 9 is Central New York's only live, local, doppler radar.  You can find out more, here.

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