(WSYR/WWTI) Plenty of change weather-wise over the next couple of days. It starts with record warmth today.
A warm air mass that has been building in the middle part of the country has finally arrived.
Meanwhile, a strong cold front will approach later tonight and bring quite a change to our weather.
High wind advisories, watches and warnings have been issued for much of the North Country today. Flood watches have also been posted as we expect rain to become more widespread later this afternoon and into tonight, with it falling hard at times. Once the cold front moves through, the rain may taper off but winds will increase over the entire region. Very late tonight into early Thursday there will be a period of strong, potentially damaging, winds.
This wind is ushering much colder air and that will set the stage for another heavy lake effect snow event east of Lake Ontario during the day Thursday. Outside the lake effect Thursday, it will be a blustery day with just some flurries.