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Sunny start Saturday then increasing clouds

<B>(Friday Evening April 5, 2013)</B>There could be a brief shower or flurry this evening then our skies will clear overnight. We start Saturday with plenty of sunshine but clouds will increase in the afternoon. These clouds are ahead of a push of milder air for Sunday although we do expect some showers.
A cold front moved through central New York earlier in the day and a lingering area of moisture wrapping in behind this front could cause a few light showers or flurries this evening before they shift to our east.  As this happens, drier air will move in and our skies will begin to clear.

With high pressure forecast to move through the region Saturday, we should find plenty of sunshine as we kick off the weekend.  However, with the high forecast to shift off the East Coast, it will make room for that area of low pressure to our west.  Clouds well in advance of the storm center will creep into Central New York during the afternoon and thicken Saturday night.  By early Sunday, the low is forecast to be centered over Georgian Bay, or northwest of Toronto.  Extending east from the low center will be a warm front, the leading edge to warmer air.  This warm front will eventually move through the region and allow for brisk southwest winds to import a shot of much warmer air into Central New York.

However, with the passage of the warm front and with the low center passing to our north, we will need to include at least the threat, if not the likelihood, for a period or two of rain showers. High temperatures on Sunday should flirt or exceed 60 degrees! 

Right now it looks like we may sneak in another warm day Monday as Sunday’s storm moves east and we start the day with some sun.  However, a second storm system will bring clouds and eventual rain later Monday.

Thereafter, much uncertainty still exists. 

In the wake of the second area of low pressure, a front will move through Central New York and whether that front stays south or north of the region will determine our weather in the Tuesday-Friday timeframe, more specifically our temperature.  We continue to side toward a solution with the front to our south and that would keep our temperatures in the 50s during this time.  It should be noted, if Central New York were on the “warm” side of the front then we could have high temperatures in the 60s or 70s!  Again, there is still uncertainty with this part of the forecast so make sure to check back over the next few days.
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