A system that gave some showers and fog to Central New York and areas near Lake Ontario last night has now moved off the New England coast, with another area of low pressure moving in behind it. This will allow for sun and clouds this morning to warm us up into the mid to upper 70s by afternoon. However, once the new system gets closer this afternoon, clouds will be on the increase and a spotty shower could pop up, with the best chance for showers and thunderstorms being mid to late this afternoon, into tonight. Rain could be heavier at times later this afternoon.
By Saturday morning, a cold front from the aforementioned low will cause more widespread showers to continue tomorrow. Once this front moves through Central New York, wet and slightly cooler weather will persist during the morning Saturday as the system tracks just to our northwest. The afternoon could dry out a bit as some of our computer models suggest the showers will ease in the afternoon as the system moves to the east.
A second cold front will bring even cooler air for Mother’s Day and the start of the work week. A frost isn’t entirely out of the question, so you may need to prepare any tender vegetation. The air will also be cold enough aloft that we run the risk of some lake effect rain showers Sunday night into Monday morning. It is also possible some wet snow might mix in over higher elevations. Thankfully, the cool air is only a two day affair as by Tuesday our winds will be turning southerly and our temperatures will start to warm.