High pressure, which brought us the great weekend weather has moved a bit farther to our east. Southerly winds on the backside of the high have brought increased moisture to central New York. We’ve seen a bit more cloudiness Monday and a few showers developed as well. The moisture, coupled with daytime heating caused the showers. While we can’t rule out a shower tonight, the loss of daytime heating tonight will mean a gradual decrease in the coverage of rain.
We are watching a cold front moving eastward across Michigan. This front is scheduled to arrive during the middle of the day Tuesday. One again, we will have had a chance to warm into the mid 70s, so the coverage of showers will increase Tuesday afternoon. No severe weather will occur with these storms, but some heavier downpours are possible.
The air will be a little bit drier Wednesday, but there may still be enough moisture so that while most areas will see a mix of sun and clouds, an isolated thunderstorm could pop u Wednesday afternoon.
High pressure will take over by the end of the work week, warming temperatures back up into the 80s. Memorial Day Weekend looks to be warm all three days with just a small chance of a thunderstorm on Saturday. It looks like it will be a good weekend for Central New Yorkers to head to the beaches and kick off the unofficial beginning to summer! Even though our 7 day forecast currently shows temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s, some computer models are hinting at warmer temperatures approaching the upper 80s or higher, especially later in the holiday weekend.