(WSYR-TV) Not surprisingly, 24 hours later and things aren't really that much clearer. Such is the case with coastal lows. We've got an area of high pressure this evening south of Nova Scotia. A potent area of low pressure off the coast of North Carolina. That's the storm that we're keeping an eye on. The wind flow between these two weather makers has been pretty effective at pumping clouds westward into Pennsylvania and northward into New York State. So far, the clouds have been thin and they are high up. Unless you're hanging out around 25 or 30 thousand feet up, those high clouds won't have much of an impact on your life.
We saw a pretty cool sunset Wednesday because of those high clouds, but with the sun coming up Thursday from the direction that the clouds are coming from, the sunrise Thursday probably won't be as impressive. We might have another gorgeous sunset though Thursday evening. Have the camera ready.
There's no threat of rain Thursday, so while at times it might look threatening as far as rain goes Thursday, don't be alarmed. I really see no reason why rain should get in here. That will likely change Thursday night and Friday. A healthy surge of moisture is forecast to be sent northward from that coastal low, and that should lower the clouds, and give us the chance for a few showers Friday. I mentioned the word fight in the title of this blog. That's really what it is. A battle between the dry air camped out to our north and the moisture lurking to our south. We'll see showers marching northward through Pennsylvania Thursday night, and tonight the question as to how far north that moisture will be Friday is still not totally clear. We do have the risk for a couple of showers Friday, but right now I would put the highest chance of rain south of the Thruway.
All the while, some thicker clouds will be with us Friday, and I wouldn't be shocked if we end up just plain cloudy Friday and Friday night. All I can say is that I'm glad we're just dealing with the prospects of rain and this isn't happening in January or February. My heart can't take that just yet.