Soupy air mass locked into place

Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 4:52 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 9:05 AM EDT
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TODAY: Peeks of sunshine from time to time. Humid. Isolated to scattered showers and storms in the afternoon 40% PM. High of 85 (83-88). Winds light.

Pop up showers and storms later today.
Pop up showers and storms later today.(WBNG)

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies with fog possible late. Low of 68 (65-70). Winds light.

SATURDAY: Mix of sun and clouds. Humid. Isolated afternoon shower or storm possible 40% PM. High of 88 (84-90). Low of 71.

Tropical like humidity through the weekend.
Tropical like humidity through the weekend.(WBNG)

SUNDAY: Hot and humid. Partly to mostly cloudy skies. Showers and storms possible 30%. High of 90. Low of 71.

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

The cold front that brought showers and storms to the region on Thursday has now stalled out across northern New York. With this boundary set up not moving for the next several days, the heat and humidity is locked into the Southern Tier.

Friday through Sunday is more or less a rinse and repeat forecast. Hot and extremely humid with pop-up showers and storms. Pinpointing the exact timing and locations of storms is going to be tricky this weekend. The atmosphere is going to be so juiced up and ready to go, but there is no real forcing mechanism besides daytime heating. Whatever does develop will wring out as it slowly drifts due to minimal winds aloft in the atmosphere to steer the storm.

The stationary front finally weakens and drifts out of the region on Monday just in time for another cold front to bring more rain to the region on Tuesday. This time, the front will pass through the Twin Tiers, allowing for cooler, and drier air to flow into the area.

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