Back to Sunshine Tomorrow...

<B>(Tuesday Evening November 20, 2012)</B> Mid and high level clouds have thickened up over central New York so we expect our skies to average out mostly cloudy tonight. Those same clouds will thin out early Wednesday so we should be back to bright sunshine by the middle of the day as temperatures rise into the low 50s. More sunshine and mild temperatures are expected on Thanksgiving Thursday.
A cold front is washing out this evening as it moves east through the Great Lakes.  It is bringing the most exciting weather central New York has seen in about a week: some cloud cover.  These clouds are the mid and high level variety and won’t be producing any rain.  There may be some returns or ‘echoes” on Live Doppler 9 tonight but this precipitation is aloft and we aren’t expecting any of it to reach the ground.

The clouds from overnight will thin during the day tomorrow which means we will be back to bright sunshine as high pressure re-establishes itself over the Northeast. The added sunshine will mean our temperatures will rise again into the low 50s.  With high pressure not moving much between tomorrow and Thanksgiving Day, we don’t expect much change in our weather.

A change in our weather will finally come Friday as a strong cold moves through central New York. The weather will remain largely mild and dry through the big shopping day, Black Friday, as highs reach well into the 50s.  While a chance for showers is evident on the planning forecast Friday, indications are that best chance will come later in the afternoon.  If you are an early Black Friday shopper, those showers won’t be an issue for you.

That sets the stage for a sharp drop in temperature Saturday and Sunday.  In fact, we’ll have to include the threat for lake effect snow showers this weekend as temperatures struggle to reach 40° for daily highs. Chilly temperatures may stick around into early next week.
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