Picture perfect and mild today: Dave Longley’s forecast

Forecast Discussion

• Sun-filled today. Highs around 60.
• Good time to search out the snowbrush.
• Showers return on Saturday afternoon but still mild.
• A change to colder weather and snow for the end of the weekend and early next week.

We have fantastic weather to close out the work week, especially for mid-November. After a frosty start to the day, temperatures warm into the 50s and 60s this afternoon. Winds will be light today with plenty of sunshine.  It’ll be a great day to get any outdoor work done.

Our next weather maker, a cold front, will move into central New York Saturday.  There is a wedge of incredible warmth ahead of that cold front right now, and we should get into a piece of that warm air Saturday.  We bumped temperatures up into the mid 60s, but if thicker clouds and showers hold out until late Saturday, it’s possible that we could see temperatures near 70 Saturday afternoon.

Rain arrives first in the Finger Lakes later in the afternoon, then everyone in central New York after sunset.  The cold front moves east of us Saturday night, then we’re in for a colder and wintry weather stretch.  As low pressure spins up to our east Sunday, moisture will be drawn southward into central New York.  It will fall as snow first in the higher elevations early Sunday morning, then the lower elevations during the day Sunday.  Additional moisture will be brought in off of Lake Ontario.  Will you need a shovel?  Probably.  We recommend searching out the snow brush before Sunday.

It’s still hard to get into specifics in terms of snow accumulations, but a shovel-able snow seems likely for much of CNY Sunday into early Monday. Possibly enough for the snow blower in the higher elevations.

In addition to the snow Sunday, gusty northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph are possible creating wind chill temperatures in the 20s.  The weather won’t be pretty later Sunday and Sunday night, especially over higher terrain.
 

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