As of midday, high pressure remains locked and loaded over the Northeast and Ohio Valley regions. Over the next couple of days, through Friday, high pressure is forecast to move very little. Consequently, the dry and mild weather will prevail.
Also on the weather map, is a cold front, the leading edge to colder air. Presently, this front is evident from southeast Canada to the northern Great Lakes through to the upper Plain States. This cold front is forecast to slowly sag southeast and move through Central New York sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning. The front is likely to go through “dry”. Meaning the change in air mass won’t include the threat for rain/snow that we typically can find.
Meanwhile along the far west end of the front, low pressure is forecast to form in the central Plain States. This storm is forecast to move east and northeast to a position somewhere in the lower Great Lakes region by Sunday. This will result in an increase in cloud cover Saturday night with rain or perhaps wet snow possible on Sunday.
A second area of low pressure will track across the Gulf Coast Monday then take a turn to the north along the East Coast Tuesday into Wednesday. While it is still five days out, this coastal system will likely be stronger than the one that impacts us Sunday/Monday. If that turns out to be the case, the first shot of widespread wintry weather could be in the cards for Central New York during the middle of next week. There is still plenty of uncertainty this far out in time so make sure you check back over the next few days.