A cold front continues to press east of central New York this evening, taking with it the steady rain from earlier today. Drier air is trying to work its way in from the west but the problem is the earlier rain. With more than an inch and a half of rain in the last 24 hours in Syracuse, the lower atmosphere is rather moist. With winds becoming light and skies trying to clear we figure that fog will start to form after midnight.
Tomorrow starts out nice. Once we burn off any fog there will be some sunshine for the middle of the day. However, that sun will warm the lower atmosphere while all the while it is cooling off aloft. This kind of set up will mean a scattering of showers and thundershowers will develop during the afternoon. While we certainly won’t see as much rain as today there could be some brief heavy downpours. Also, we wouldn’t be surprised if there were some small hail in some of the thundershowers that rumble across the region.
The cool air aloft will start to pull out Thursday but before it does there will be a few more scattered showers around central New York. After that, high pressure starts to build in and that will control our weather for Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will moderate and we will end up in the 70s to start the weekend.
Low pressure will continue to track from the Ohio Valley this evening to a position over the west end of Lake Ontario by tomorrow. Strengthening south-southeast winds ahead of this low will bring increasing moisture into central New York for tonight and tomorrow.
Our next weather maker is a cold front that will approach central New York for Sunday (Mother’s Day). That will give us the threat for some showers to end the weekend.