Forecast for Binghamton and the Southern Tier

February 16, 2016 Updated Sep 29, 2016 at 4:55 PM EDT

Tonight: Cloudy. 40% chance of scattered showers; 60% south. Low: 49-53

Friday: 60% chance of scattered rain showers. High: 56-61

Friday Night: Cloudy. 30% chance of occasional showers. Low: 49-53

Forecast By: Chief Meteorologist Howard Manges

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Forecast Snapshot:

• Cut-off low pressure in Ohio Valley keeps unsettled weather around for balance of week/weekend.

• Not a single day through Monday will feature an all day rain.

• Slight shift east or west of low pressure could increase or decrease precipitation chances.

• Temperatures remain seasonable both day and night.

• No frost expected in next 7 days.

Forecast Discussion:

A slow moving, ‘cut-off’ low pressure over the Ohio Valley will keep our weather unsettled through tonight and into the weekend. It is important for me to say that even though a daily chance of showers is in the forecast, there is not a single day through Monday that will feature an all day rainfall. These specific weather patterns tend to be showery, cloudy and cool, but also can have long dry periods associated with them. As far as tonight, showers are expected to move north into the area later this evening into the overnight. There could be a few steadier showers, but rainfall amounts will be light. Lows will be in the upper 40s to low 50s.

The cut-off low will spin through the southern/central Great Lakes through Friday and it looks like the rainfall chances should jump to around 60% for the area. Highs will be in the upper 50s to around 60. Friday night could see a few more occasional showers but long dry periods are expected with lows in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Saturday and Sunday will remain unsettled with rain-free stretches expected. Highs will be in the low to mid 60s. By early next week, the cut-off low slowly breaks down and moves away. The rain chances will decrease and by Tuesday and Wednesday dry weather will return with sun and clouds. Highs will stay in the 60s.

As far as rainfall totals through Monday, they look to range from 0.20” to perhaps 0.75”, but there may be some locally higher or lower amounts. These rainfall amounts will do absolutely nothing to help alleviate drought conditions across the area.

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