A cold front, the leading edge of cooler and drier air, will sneak through central New York tonight. We’ll keep a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm this evening as the front moves through but it looks like the chances are rather slim. That drier air will take hold over the region tomorrow. For us that means plenty of sunshine and lower humidity. This break, however, won’t last long.
The heat and humidity that made national headlines over the last two weeks is reloading back over the Great lakes and Plains. It will make a decided push eastward toward central New York and arrive in time for the end of the week. We managed low 90s in Syracuse on the 4th of July and the air mass moving us Friday is even warmer! Because of this we’ve bumped up our forecasted high Friday just a bit to 97. That would break the record high of 94 set just two years ago.
This latest bout of heat and humidity won’t be with us too long. A cold front will be on our doorsteps Friday night, just north of Lake Ontario. As the front drops south through central New York Saturday it will go to work on the humid air mass over us to cause at least a scattering of showers and thunderstorms.
Another cooler drier air mass will follow Saturday’s cold front. This more comfortable air mass will be with us a bit longer this time. It looks like we will have more seasonable early July temperatures into early next week.