Milder air is on the way to central New York and the Northeast but before it gets here we do have to go through a brief period of wintry weather.
A cold front moved through central New York last night but is poised to move back through and north of us later tonight or early tomorrow as a warm front. This front is the leading edge to the milder air. South of this front today temperatures were solidly in the 50s! Before the front arrives, however, milder air will ride up and over the relatively cool air that is over us. This will cause a period of light snow or even some freezing drizzle. There will be little if any accumulation of snow tonight.
The warm front will move to our northeast tomorrow and our warm up will begin. The precipitation will be spottier once the front moves through and will be mainly some drizzle. By Sunday, our winds will turn into the southwest and that should warm us even more. This wind and milder air is ahead of a cold front and as the cold front approaches us we are expecting some showers, especially in the afternoon.
Thereafter, the front may briefly sag south later Sunday into Monday. This would result in the threat for a few showers as well as perhaps slightly cooler air Monday. Then, in response to a developing Mid-west storm, the front is forecast to lift back north yet again as a warm front Tuesday. This would mean even warmer temperatures are possible Tuesday with highs reaching well into the 50s to near 60.
The threat for showers will likely increase Tuesday afternoon as a cold front works into the region. Behind the front, a return to (seasonably) colder air will return as well as the threat for snow showers.