Tonight: Flurries early, decreasing clouds with near record cold. Lows: 6-14. Northwest wind between 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, then increasing clouds late. High: 35-40. West-northwest wind between 4-8 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with scattered rain/ snow showers. Low: 25-30. South wind between 6-12 mph.
Forecast By: Meteorologist Nick Merianos
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High pressure moving in tonight will result in clearing skies and near record cold temperatures. Lots of sunshine on Sunday with temperatures in the upper 30s. The rest of the week will be unsettled with a chance of rain showers each day with the exception of the sunshine for Wednesday.
We just can't shake the pattern that we are in and the amount of days with below average temperatures is getting to be a bit ridiculous. Mother Nature is about 3 weeks behind schedule and someone needs to let her know we are about to head into April. With that said, temperatures will fall to near record levels again tonight.
High pressure building in will result in clearing skies and relatively weak winds. Current dew points around the area are in the single digits to lower teens, and if we clear up quickly tonight, our temperatures will plummet to those levels. The record low for Binghamton on Sunday is 9 from 1959. Our forecast is calling for temperatures to fall between 6-14 degrees, placing that record at risk.
Hey, on the bright side (no pun intended), we will be under wall to wall sunshine for most of Sunday. Clouds will increase overnight Sunday night and we will be under the gun for more rain/ snow showers as well.
The period from Monday through Saturday will feature a highly active weather pattern. As I mentioned, Mother Nature is roughly 3 weeks behind schedule. As seasons change, the jet stream starts to retreat to the north and this week, the jet stream will meander to the north and south of us, placing us directly in the storm track. Weak disturbances will ride along the jet stream and provide the Southern Tier with a chance of rain/ snow showers Monday morning (less than an inch of snow).
Temperatures will slowly climb above average as the week progresses, and we may even exceed 50 degrees this Thursday! It has been almost 12 weeks since Binghamton has hit 50 degrees. Remember that one warm day back on Jan. 4? That was the last time Binghamton has reached 50 degrees. If you have outdoor plans to embrace these warmer temperatures late week, be sure to pack that umbrella because showers will hang around.
We can spare one day this week with no precipitation. That is Wednesday as a brief ridge of high pressure will give us abundant sunshine and temperatures in the mid 40s.