Quiet & mild weekend

<B>(Saturday, April 27, 2013)</B>After hanging in the mid 50s yesterday we’re looking at a much milder weekend in store! A few clouds will be around through the afternoon but overall we’re looking at a pleasantly quiet day with highs in the mid 60s. Even warmer air moves in Sunday

High pressure over the Northeast will make for a calm weekend weather-wise. While normally we would have clear blue skies in this scenario, some moisture is lingering in the mid and upper atmosphere from a disturbance over southeastern Canada. This means we should see some clouds in the afternoon, mainly north of Syracuse. The lower atmosphere is too dry to allow for any showers to occur.

While all this is happening, our winds will turn into the southwest which will import warmer and warmer air into central New York this weekend.  It is very likely we will crack 70 degrees by Sunday.

Meanwhile, the winds around high pressure off the East Coast will gradually help move moisture back into central New York for the start of the new week. We expect plenty of clouds around both Monday and Tuesday which should keep temperatures a bit cooler than on Sunday.  There isn’t a lot of ‘forcing’ around those two day so we are thinking just a few showers and not a steady rain.

The weather the rest of next week will be dominated by a battle between two large, slow moving systems.  One is a large area of high pressure down at the ground and aloft centered over the Canadian Maritimes.  The other is an area of low pressure developing over the Ohio Valley down into the Southeast.  There are signs that the area of high pressure will try to build back into the Northeast and central New York and control our weather for the mid and latter part of the week which would mean a return to sunshine and dry weather.  There are some additional signs that this type of weather could last into next weekend but a lot depends on where the low to our west ends up. Stay tuned.

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