Yesterday’s drizzle has departed and we are left with a bit of moisture, trapped in the lower atmosphere, to start the day. We’re thinking that this leftover moisture will be enough to create a cloudy start to the day, but drier air moving in will provide breaks of sunshine. Although the January sun is weak, it should be enough to help warm us into the low 50s with the help of south winds. Highs should reach the low and potentially mid 50s. The record of 57 set in 1932 should be safe.
A cold front will edge closer to central New York on Sunday. This will keep our winds out of the south and mild. In fact, Sunday should be the warmer day of the weekend.
In addition to the warm air, south winds will bring in moisture to the region. And with the approaching cold front, showers will develop Sunday as temperatures rise into the mid or upper 50s.
Looking into early next week, cooler weather is scheduled to arrive early next week behind Sunday’s frontal passage. As a result, we expect high temperatures return to levels that are closer to reality for this time of year with generally dry weather expected. Even farther down the pike, there are indications that sharply colder weather may try and move back into the region later next week and beyond. However, that is many days away and things may change.