After one of the coldest late May days in the last 30 years here in Syracuse, our weather will slowly improve over the holiday weekend.
A late season storms system will be lurking along the New England Coast Saturday into Sunday. The biggest impact from this storm will be felt over New England where there will be steady rain and very cool temperatures. Meanwhile, our computer models remain in good agreement that central New York will be on the outer fringe of this system. As a rough guide keep in mind the most sun Saturday will be found west of Syracuse over the Finger Lakes. The best chance for any showers will be east of Syracuse.
Meanwhile, while the core of coldest air will shift north and east of Syracuse early this weekend, temperatures on Saturday will still average about 10 degrees below normal for this time of year. And to that a gusty northerly breeze and it will feel more like early spring.
That storm will shift a bit farther east Sunday which means more in the way of sun for central New York although the breeze will be tougher to shake. The best day of the holiday weekend looks to be Memorial Day itself as the area of low pressure shifts farther east. This will be the sunniest and warmest day of the 3 day holiday weekend. One heads up, though. With clear skies and diminishing winds Sunday night some outlying areas could have patchy frost by Monday morning.
The quiet, seasonable weather will continue into Tuesday but it looks like another push of very warm and humid air will be headed our way for the middle and latter part of next week as temperatures will head back into the 80s. We wouldn’t even rule out a day or two near 90 degrees before May comes to an end. Quite a change from our weather today.