Spotty rain and snow showers early today

<B>(Monday Morning May 13, 2013)</B> Chilly, breezy conditions continue for the beginning of the work week as cold air struggles to leave the region. As a result, spotty rain showers are possible for CNY, with a mix of rain and snow over the Tug Hill ending midday. Cold temperatures will continue overnight, so a Freeze Warning is in effect for the area, and we may even break record lows.
Yesterday’s cool weather continues today, with temperatures much below average for mid May. As a result, a mix of spotty rain and snow showers will be around Central New York early today with snow more likely in higher elevations.

A low pressure system that passed just to our north this weekend bringing rather chilly temperatures to the region is now lifting northwest, providing west winds across Lake Ontario. Even though it’s now May, we can’t forget that this is a good setup for lake effect snow showers for the Tug Hill and higher elevations. These showers will mix in with some rain as the warmer May sun comes up, and should end by midday with any accumulations melting. Once we hit the afternoon, sun and clouds will continue throughout the rest of the day.

High temperatures today will struggle to reach 50, which is nearly 20 degrees below normal for this time of year. Along with a breezy west wind, it will feel rather cool outside so don’t let any sunshine fool you. Cold conditions will last into the over night hours and we expect to reach record lows tonight, which is why there is a Freeze Warning for Onondaga County and the Finger Lakes region through Tuesday morning.

Tuesday we begin to warm up again with sun and clouds around, but temperatures will still be just below normal. Wednesday we return to more seasonable weather, and a threat for showers and thunderstorms is in the forecast as the result of a warm front approaching the region. Once this warm front moves through CNY, warmer and dryer weather will end the second half of the work week.

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