Low pressure this afternoon continues to strengthen over the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. This is why we've had gusty winds throughout our Saturday. The rain came in a little faster, which helped to limit our severe potential. Some sun got out in eastern New York, where a tornado watch is in effect. A tornado touched down in Queens, Saturday morning. For the rest of the afternoon, temperatures across our area will be in the 60s, with showers.
Much cooler air will filter in behind the storm system setting the stage for a much cooler Sunday and Monday. With that cooler air coming over Lake Ontario (temperatures still in the 70s) the end result will be lake effect rain showers. Additionally, should the high temperature fail to hit 70, it would mark the first time that has happened in three months!!
However, the cooler air at the end of the weekend and early next week is just a taste of fall. The center of the cooler air mass is an area of high pressure that will settle over us Tuesday then slowly shift to our east come midweek. This air mass will modify and warm due to plenty of sunshine then clockwise winds on the backside of the high will warm us further. We could be back close to 80 by that time.