Sunday: Mostly sunny with increasing afternoon clouds. Warmer. High: 72-76. West-southwest wind between 5-10 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 52-56. South-southwest wind between 4-8 mph
Memorial Day: Mostly cloudy and warm. High: 78, Low: 54.
Forecast By: Meteorologist Nick Merianos
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Warmer air arrives Sunday with temperatures rising into the mid 70s along with increasing afternoon clouds. Memorial Day looks dry at the moment under mostly cloudy skies. A true summer-like airmass arrives next week with hot and humid conditions along with a chance of showers and thunderstorms each day.
A fantastic start on Sunday with wall to wall sunshine. Winds will shift to the west-southwest Sunday which will nudge 70 degree air into the area. Most of Sunday will be warm under bright sunshine. A warm front will allow high cirrus clouds to increase during the afternoon and evening.
Mostly cloudy skies will develop Sunday night which will help keep our temperatures warm. Temperatures will not fall much lower than the mid 50s.
Memorial Day has been a tricky forecast as models have been having a difficult time deciding whether or not we will have showers and thunderstorms in the area. Our current thinking is the warm front will be to the north of the area, thus the focus for showers and thunderstorms will be most likely along and north of the New York State Thruway. If the warm front slows down its progression, then we may see some showers in our area but we are holding off on that for now. Temperatures will be much warmer on Memorial Day with highs near 80.
The humid air will be noticeable on Tuesday along with summer-like heat. Temperatures will be in the low 80s with a heat index or feels like temperature in the mid to upper 80s.
We enter a classic summer time pattern next week, from Tuesday through Saturday. During this period, showers and thunderstorms are possible across the area each day; most numerous Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will max out in the low to mid 80s each day under mostly cloudy skies.
A cold front next Saturday will bring in cooler weather along with another round of showers and thunderstorms.