A weakening cold front is evident over the western part of New York this afternoon with a stronger cold front taking shape over the Upper Mid-West and western Great Lakes regions.
As the cold front over the western part of the state moves east, showers and thunderstorms will become more likely later this afternoon and evening. Before the threat for rain arrives, the combination of brisk south winds and some limited sun will push temperatures into the 70s.
Showers and thunderstorms will likely ease tonight with another round of showers and thunderstorms developing tomorrow as the more powerful cold front works through the Great Lakes. In spite of clouds and likely wet weather, we should manage to rise into the 70s. After the passage of the cold front, temperatures will drop dramatically. In fact, by sunset Saturday, temperatures will likely be in the 50s!
Chilly air will be fully entrenched over the region Sunday. Consequently, we’ll need to be mindful of lake effect rain showers. Early indications point to areas north of Syracuse that stands the best chance for lake effect rain showers. Left over showers Monday should give way to some sun as temperatures remain well below average for this time of year. Milder weather looks to arrive Tuesday.