(WSYR-TV, Syracuse) Boy, lots going on in the world of weather. Namely what is going to happen with Tropical Storm Sandy and how big of a storm will hit (or miss) the Northeastern US late in the weekend and just prior to Halloween. We're still a week away from all of that, so instead, I didn't want to overlook what's coming our way later this week.
GET OUT AND ENJOY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY!!!
The potential is quite high that we're going to get into a rainy and cool pattern over the weekend and into next week, so if you want to get the leaves raked up, or mulched up, while cutting the grass, you will have a chance to do that later this week.
The rain that fell Tuesday over the area was along a frontal boundary stalled to our south and east. Boy, the movement of these warm fronts are difficult to predict, especially this time of year with the cool air a bit more difficult to budge. It looks like this front will remain just to our south and west Wednesday, so we won't quite be able to bust into the warmth. Nonetheless, it should be a drier day, and even with the clouds and an east wind, temperatures should still be able to warm to near 60. I just don't see much of a trigger for rain Wednesday.
The 70 degree warmth isn't all that far to our southwest, and I feel that Thursday, after a cloudy start, southwest winds will push temperatures into the 70s for Thursday and Friday. We should see a good amount of sun those 2 days as well. I'll be honest with you, the potential is there for us to be warmer, but we're a bit hesitant to go too crazy with the warming as any cloudcover this time of year can really halt any warming.
Beyond that, we'll begin to focus on Sandy and its potential impacts on our weather over the weekend and in the days leading up to Halloween.
Don't forget your questions for the Ask the Storm Team chat on the NewsChannel 9 facebook page Wednesday night from 8 pm to 9 pm.