A jet stream disturbance is moving through central New York this morning. Because the air down near the ground is rather dry, we are only expect some light snow showers. Once that disturbance pushes off to our northeast midday Sunday, things will quiet down. Skies will remain cloudy, and a southwest wind flow will push temperatures to near 40.
Down at the ground, an area of low pressure will head our way from the Great Lakes late Sunday. By the time this feature does approach us, there will be more moisture to work with so we do expect more snow showers to break out again later today. It’s possible, with temperatures near 40 degrees, that some raindrops could mix in with the snow showers later in the afternoon. As that area of low pressure moves off to our northeast Sunday night, a cold front will move south through central New York, turning winds into the north, and delivering a brief shot of cooler air. Our snow showers will come to an end very late tonight or early tomorrow as the air over us begins to dry out.
After a bit of a cool down Monday, all signs point to a significant warm-up for the middle of the week. There has been some question as to when we would see a return of rain to our area. As of later Saturday, it appears as though the best chance of rain won’t be until very late in the work and school week. Temperatures are forecast to remain well above normal right through the week and into next weekend.