Tonight: Mainly cloudy. 20% chance of a few spotty showers. Low: 43-48
Wednesday: 30% chance of lake effect rain showers. Long dry stretches expected. High: 51-55
Wednesday Night: Chilly. Patchy frost possible with variable clouds. Low: 31-37
Forecast By: Chief Meteorologist Howard Manges
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Another cold front will cross Wednesday and a few lake effect rain showers are possible as colder air works across the relatively warm Great Lakes. Yet another cold front will move through Friday night into Saturday. This will bring the coldest air of the season and also possibly bring an end to the growing season for many areas by Saturday morning or overnight Saturday. Saturday night lows could be in the 20s. Both weekend days will be cold with a chance of lake effect rain showers and perhaps snow showers, especially in the higher elevations. Some snowflakes could make it to the valleys once the sun sets and overnight.
Some scattered rain showers are possible through the evening across the area. Tonight clouds will win out and there is a slight chance of a couple spotty showers. Lows will be in the 40s.
Another cold front will cross the area Wednesday and this could bring a few lake effect rain showers with highs in the low to mid 50s. It will not be a washout and I expect long dry stretches. Overnight lows are a tough call. If clouds clear out, we’ll be near the freezing point. However, if more clouds hang on we’ll likely stay above freezing. For now I’m calling for variable clouds with a chance of patchy frost. Lows will be in the 30s. Thursday looks mostly dry for now but there could be some late day showers developing as a low pressure system cruises through overnight. Highs will be around 55.
Another storm system arrives Friday and rain chances increase to 40%. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s, but overnight lows will be in the 30s. A widespread frost is possible Saturday morning. Saturday will be cold with highs in the low to mid 40s. I also expect scattered lake effect rain showers – but higher elevations could see some snow showers mix in. Toward evening and overnight, some of the snow could fall in the valleys as well. Lows will be in the upper 20s to low 30s Saturday night. If we reach the upper 20s, the growing season will likely be declared over.
Sunday remains chilly with a 30% chance of lake effect rain or higher elevation rain/snow showers. There is some uncertainty with Sunday’s forecast. There is also a chance we could see mostly sunny skies and no precipitation. Highs will be in the low to mid 40s with overnight lows near 28.
Next Monday and Tuesday look pleasant now with mostly sunny skies and highs back into the 50s to near 60.