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Still a bit cool through the end of the week

<B>(Wednesday Evening March 27, 2013)</B> Showers over parts of central New York will decrease tonight and will switch from rain to snow showers. There could be a light accumulation over higher elevations. Another breezy and cool day expected Thursday with some rain or snow showers.
The weather over Central New York, and for that matter the entire Northeast, the next few days will be dominated by a stalled out area of low pressure system over the Canadian Maritimes.  The counterclockwise flow around this low will keep a chilly, moist flow of air over us through the end of the week.

As temperatures cool this evening across central New York, we think that showers will become less widespread.  As that happens we will start to see more in the way of snow showers.  The best chance for a light accumulation (an inch or less) will be over higher elevations south of Syracuse and also up over the Tug Hill.

The northwesterly flow will continue over us Thursday into Friday.  There will be a little less ‘energy’ in the atmosphere compared to Wednesday so for the end of the week we think the rain and snow showers will be more scattered in nature..

By Saturday, low pressure will finally weaken and head east farther into the Atlantic Ocean.  While this happens, an area of high pressure will build in from the west.  That will lead to the nicest day of the weekend with sunshine and seasonably cool temperatures.

The pace of systems moving across the country this weekend will be fast.  That means high pressure will not linger too long and a cold front will already be bearing down on central New York later Easter Day. Although temperatures could reach the low 50s early on Sunday, this cold front will bring rain later in the day. Once this front moves in, another surge of cool air will settle in for the beginning of next week.  Still no signs of true, sustained spring weather for us.

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