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Forecast for Binghamton and the Southern Tier

July 20, 2010 Updated Sep 30, 2016 at 11:29 PM EDT


Saturday: Cloudy with a 60% chance of showers. High: 61 (58-63).

Saturday Night: Cloudy with continuing showers. Low: 53 (50-55).

Sunday: Cloudy with a 60% chance of showers. High: 66, Low: 52.

Forecast By: Meteorologist Nathan Hopper




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Forecast Discussion:

A center of low pressure is current located in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky. This low-pressure system is cut off from the main jet stream, which means that it is nearly stationary and will remain as such for the duration of the weekend. This means that clouds and rain will be hanging around through Monday night as moisture and clouds are brought up around that low-pressure system.

Due to the cut-off nature of this low-pressure system, this low looks to retrograde, or move westward against the grain of normal weather patterns, due to the Earth’s rotational forces acting on this system.

Only when high pressure builds in to the central plains does this stationary low get pushed back into the main jet stream and pushed up to Canada.

The high pressure that pushes that cut-off low out of the area means that drier weather will be the rule of order with more sunshine Tuesday through the end of the work week.

We are still tracking Hurricane Matthew, as it looks to impact Jamaica come the start of next week. The 2PM advisory by the National Hurricane Center this afternoon shows the center of Hurricane Matthew missing Florida to the east next Wednesday. It will still be quite some time before we see what this hurricane means for our weather or if it will impact us at all, but we will continue tracking Matthew and bring you the latest on the intensity and forecasted paths as it moves through the Atlantic in the coming days.


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