Winds pick up bringing milder air & rain

<B>(Saturday Night April 6, 2013)</B> After a chilly but pleasant evening we’ll notice clouds increasing across the area and winds picking up through the overnight. Rain showers are possible during the afternoon along with much milder temperatures near 60.
High pressure has been a great friend to central New York to start off the weekend, keeping our skies clear and sunny. However, tonight, changes arrive. High pressure drifts eastward making way for a new low pressure system. By Sunday morning, that low will be off to our northwest.

The first thing we’ll notice is an increase in winds through the overnight. Coming out of the south, these winds may be especially gusty in the higher hills. As warmer air moves in, a few very early rain showers will pass through, coming to a close by sunrise.

We’ll continue with the windy conditions through Sunday with air becoming much milder with those winds out of the south/southwest. Expect highs to flirt with 60° the increasing cloud cover as the low pressure advances.

By Sunday afternoon, more rain showers arrive ahead of the cold front associated with that low pressure system. It’s not going to be a complete washout of an afternoon, but with the combined rain and wind it will look a bit nasty at times.

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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