A stationary front remains draped across central New England and the eastern half of Upstate New York early this afternoon. Meanwhile, low pressure is centered over the southern Appalachians and will move northeast over the next 24 hours. This front and low pressure system will act as a focal point for clouds and periodic bouts of showers or thunderstorms.
It still looks like that the best chances for showers and thunderstorms over the next day will be JUST east and south of the immediate Syracuse area as waves of rain ride northeast along the stalled boundary. Much of Central New York should be close enough to get some rain, however, even a slight shift east with the heavier rain forecast to move just to our east would have a large impact on our weather.
Meanwhile, a separate system, a cold front, is forecast to move through the region Wednesday, and that should act as a “kicker” and push the stalled front out of the region. However, the arrival of this front will also give us the threat for scattered showers and thunderstorms. The most likely time for the wet weather Wednesday will be mid to late afternoon.
Behind the front, cooler and drier air will arrive and set the stage for nice weather as we end the work week. Looking ahead to the weekend, early indications point to dry and warm weather with high temperatures near or even above 80!