The center of what remains of Hurricane Sandy is currently located over eastern Canada. As the low continues to pull away, the circulation around the storm will allow for winds to turn into the west to northwest as well as increase a bit during the afternoon. The winds crossing Lake Ontario will enhance the showers being produced by the departing low over Canada. The upshot of it all will be for a wet, chilly and somewhat breezy afternoon.
The west to northwest breeze is expected to persist tonight. Consequently, lake effect rain showers will likely fall for areas along and especially north of the Thruway. Higher elevations of Central New York may even see some snow mix in later tonight.
Another feature on today’s weather map is a cold front currently positioned over southern Ontario, Canada. This front, the leading edge to colder air, will slowly move east and through the region tomorrow. The combination of the front moving through the region and a moist flow of air coming off Lake Ontario means a continuation of clouds along with periodic showers. It will also be blustery with winds of 10-25 mph a good bet.
As the air continues to cool Saturday, the likelihood for wet snow showers will increase, again the best chances will be for higher elevations, however, wet snow showers cannot be ruled out over lower elevations Saturday morning.
High pressure finally starts to build in for Sunday but don’t expect any big warm up. In spite of sunshine, temperatures both Sunday and Monday will likely only be in the 40s with early morning lows in the 20s to near 30.