Tonight: Partly cloudy west of Binghamton. Mostly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers east of Binghamton. High: 74-78 Wind: NW 5-10 mph
Wednesday: Sunny early. Partly cloudy in the afternoon and warm. Chance of a shower is 10%. High: 79-84
Wednesday Night: Variable clouds. Low: 52-57
Forecast By: Chief Meteorologist Howard Manges
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• Mid-summer heat/humidity are coming starting Wednesday.
• Mid to upper 80s are possible Friday and Saturday; especially in the sun.
• Heat & humidity keeps slight chance of a few showers/storms daily Thursday onward.
• Any storm that may develop in the heat could be strong/ isolated severe.
• Slight chance of showers/storms on Memorial Day.
A pleasant evening is in store today. Rain-free conditions will prevail. Temperatures will drop into the low and mid 50s overnight. Clouds will decrease into the early overnight east of Binghamton.
I think we’ll start with some sunshine Wednesday, but in the heating of the day, more clouds should develop. It will be a warm day with highs in the low 80s. The chance of a shower is 10% or less. A weak cold front moving through Canada should stay far enough away from us to keep any higher chance of rain or thunder. I’ll monitor this. If it comes closer, the rain chance may need to be increased.
Summertime heat and humidity will build in Thursday. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s and it will feel like mid-July with muggy conditions expected. The chance of any showers or storms Thursday is 20% for now. I can not find any strong ‘trigger’ for precipitation and storms, so this is why the rain chance is low.
Friday and next Saturday will remain well into the 80s as well. A ridge of high pressure will establish itself through the period. Again, any triggering mechanism for showers and storms appears lacking so precipitation chances continue to look small at this time. However, due to increased heat/humidity, I am leaving a 30% chance of some showers or storms in the forecast for Friday and bumping that to 40% for Saturday. Uncertainty is moderate to high in the precipitation chance forecast. Overnight lows Thursday through Saturday will be in the low to mid 60s.
Sunday will remain hot and muggy with a 30% chance of a few showers or storms. Highs will be in the mid 80s. Memorial Day shows a mix of sun and clouds. I’m keeping temperatures around 80, and will keep at least a slight chance (20%) of a few showers or storms in the forecast for now.