Dry tonight, rain moves back in Wednesday: Dave Longley and Jim Teske’s Forecast

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• Quiet tonight and relatively mild.
• New area of rain by late morning Wednesday.
• Mild temps through the middle of this week.
• Back to colder weather for next weekend.

Winter takes a break in CNY this week.  No snowflakes around until the weekend.

Central New York is in between two systems Tuesday night. Tuesday morning’s rain maker is moving off the New England coast while a new system is making up over the Gulf Coast.  It has quite a bit of moisture to work with and is even producing some tornadic thunderstorms over Louisiana and Mississippi as of late Tuesday afternoon. This storm will track northeast spreading rain into central New York midday Wednesday and will continue through the afternoon.  By Wednesday night new rain of half an inch to an inch is possible.

This approaching storm will cause our wind to increase out of the east-southeast Wednesday.  We should be looking at 10-20 mph winds tomorrow afternoon. The wind will swing around to the southwest Thursday and northwest Friday and will remain gusty at times.

The center of Wednesday’s storm will drive up into the Great Lakes Wednesday night.  Counterclockwise winds around that low will transport cooler our way for the end of the week and the weekend.  By Saturday and Sunday our high temperatures will be in the upper 30s.  Along with the cooler air will come the chance for snow showers.  For higher elevations snow could be in the air as early as Friday and for the rest of us that chance of snow will wait until the weekend.

In spite of the change to cooler weather for the weekend, we won’t be too far off seasonable levels for early December. 
 

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