A frontal boundary just south of New York State means two things for us: north winds and chilly temperatures, along with the threat for periods of rain and mixed precipitation. As we’ve been thinking since last week, we felt the cool air would hang on over us.
This afternoon, another area of widespread rain will affect the region as the next round in a series of rain clusters moves east along the frontal boundary. Rain will tend to ease toward evening with evening a lull in the rain possible. Later tonight, another round of rain is expected, however, as temperatures drop into the low to mid 30s after midnight rain could mix with snow and ice, especially north of the Thruway and east of Lake Ontario. This threat for mixed precipitation remains for Thursday, but the strong April sun angle could limit any meaningful snow or ice accumulation. We can expect high temperatures in the 30s to low 40s tomorrow, which is well below normal, as winds should get a bit gustier from the northeast.
The area of low pressure itself, which has caused the wide ranging weather over the Rockies and Central US will arrive here Friday. This will mean a good chance of rain and maybe even a rumble of thunder to end off the work and school week. Temperatures will remain chilly again for the start of the weekend Saturday.