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Sunday afternoon rain

<B>(Saturday Night March 30, 2013)</B> High pressure scoots out and allows for the next weather-maker to roll in during Easter Sunday afternoon. We’re expecting scattered to widespread rain that will change to a few snow showers come Monday.
High pressure has made for a gorgeous Saturday with highs reaching into the low 50s with a good amount of sunshine. It would be great if this pleasant weather could stick around through the remainder of the weekend, but the next storm system is hot on the high’s heels. Low pressure over the Plains States is forecast to move towards the Mid-Atlantic through Sunday, bringing increasing cloud cover to central New York through the morning, followed by afternoon rain showers.
 
As the system advances, warmer air will spill into central New York. In fact, despite the increasing clouds, we should reach high temperatures in the mid 50s for Easter Sunday. As for the rain, it’s looking possible anytime after 1pm. Showers will be at their steadiest during dinner time before winding down several hours after sunset. Come Monday morning, leftover rain showers will change to snow.
 
The warmth is short-lived as a reinforcing shot of colder air comes in Monday afternoon, dropping us back down to upper 30s and low 40s for high temperatures for the first few days of the work week. This cold air will be enhanced by a blustery wind, making it feel like the low 30s. Come Monday night, westerly winds develop, creating lake effect snow showers through much of Tuesday. A few leftover flurries are possible Wednesday before drier air and high pressure moves in, creating afternoon sunshine.

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