After unseasonably mild weather for the past few days, a change in our weather is right around the corner. As of late afternoon, a strong cold front was bearing down on western New York. This front will quickly sweep from west to east across central New York this evening. The arrival of the front will be marked by a period of heavy rain and gusty winds. Once the front moves east, our temperatures will drop quickly from the 60s into the 40s. Temperatures will continue to slide (at a slower rate) overnight. In fact, the air may become sufficiently cold so that wet snow would fall by morning, especially over higher elevations. This steadier snow won’t last long, however, as the steadiest of the precipitation will move out before any significant accumulation occurs.
Scattered lake effect rain and snow showers will be with us tomorrow as high temperatures will be nearly 30 degrees colder than today! Although the wind won’t be as strong, tomorrow we will have to deal with a wind chill.
Our weather the rest of the week will be dominated by an area of high pressure that will build in from the Great Lakes. That will guarantee mainly sunny and dry weather. This high will reposition itself to our north over eastern Canada during the weekend and, in the process, will also become stronger. The odds are good at this point that we will see more dry weather and sunny skies into the weekend along with seasonable temperatures for the middle of November.