Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy and cold. Low: 18-25
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Clouds increase late. High: 37-42
Wednesday Night: 20% chance of a few rain showers and possibly a brief wintry mix shower including sleet or freezing rain. Low: 23-27
Forecast By: Chief Meteorologist Howard Manges
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High pressure will arrive late tonight and keep our weather quiet Wednesday. A warm front and a slight chance of rain showers move through Wednesday night. Thursday and Friday temperatures rise above average. Rain is likely Friday and there could be some rain or snow showers Saturday and Sunday.
Clear to partly cloudy skies will last into the overnight. Some high clouds may drift through, but we are done with the precipitation tonight. Lows will drop into the upper teens to mid 20s. Bright sunshine is expected Wednesday, but later in the day we may see more clouds arrive. Highs will be in the 30s to near 40. Overnight into Thursday a warm front will lift north through the area. This could bring a few rain showers to us, and we could even see a brief wintry mix shower in any sub-freezing valleys that happen to see any precipitation. The areal extent of any wintry precipitation is expected to be very small. Lows will be in the 20s to near 30.
Thursday and Friday will be warm, but some rain is likely for part of the period. Highs will climb into the upper 50s, possibly lower 60s in any snow-free valleys. The best chance of rain will be overnight Thursday into early Friday morning. I think there could be a decent amount of dry time Friday afternoon. This would be great because it would give everyone a chance to enjoy the warmer weather!
A potent cold front will cross the area Friday night into early Saturday and rain is likely again. The rain could be locally heavy and we’ll have to keep an eye on this. At this point it looks like the heaviest rain could fall through the Finger Lakes. We’ll see a chance of rain showers early as the front crosses the area. By the afternoon the chance of snow showers is around 30%. Sunday may bring a few late afternoon rain or snow showers with highs around 40.