The high pressure system that has controlled our weather for much of the week is finally starting to loosen its grip on central New York. Still, we expect warm weather through the middle of the day tomorrow. It may turn out to be one of the last times we reach 80 degrees for the year.
Meanwhile, a cold front is approaching from Great Lakes. This front will move into central New York by later tomorrow afternoon. There won’t be a lot of mid summer moisture for this front to tap into so we expect mainly showers with some imbedded thunderstorms late afternoon into early evening. Severe weather is not expected.
In the wake of cold front, a shot of cooler, fall-like air will settle into central New York for the weekend. Initially the cooler air will track across Lake Ontario on northwesterly winds. That means at least a few scattered showers for Saturday. High pressure will settle in over us for Sunday so we expect dry and sunny weather to end the weekend.
Early next week warmer weather will try to return to central New York but this time we won’t be able to climb back into the 80s. Instead, 70s will have to do for Monday and Tuesday. By Tuesday the next cold front will approach from the west with some showers and thunderstorms followed by cooler weather for the end of next week.