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Mainly clear tonight, warming over the weekend

<B>(Thursday Midday November 8, 2012)</B> Skies will be mainly clear tonight across central New York as temperatures drop back into the 20s. For Friday, our temperatures will be closer to normal (near 50 degrees) with a mix of sun and clouds. Even warmer air takes a run at us for the end of the upcoming weekend.
The Nor’easter that brought rain, wind and heavy snow to coastal areas of the Northeast is departing into the open Atlantic this evening.  That’s going to signal a change for us as the pattern that’s been responsible for bringing us below normal temperatures for more than a week and a half breaks down.  Our first step comes tomorrow as a mix of sun and clouds gives us more seasonable temperatures for a change.

We are still expecting a surge of even warmer air to head toward central New York this weekend. However, getting to that warmth is going to create clouds and even some light precipitation.  The leading edge to the warmth, a warm front, will set up just south of central New York Saturday.  This will put us in a zone of clouds and some showers as the weekend begins. By Sunday, however, that warm front will shift to our north and we will be close to 70, or around 20 degrees warmer than average for this time of year. Sunshine will be present through Sunday and Monday as well, so the warm feel should last a couple of days!

Eventually all good things must come to an end, and a cold front will drag through the region by Tuesday.  The latest look at our computer models shows the front coming through before daybreak Tuesday.  With that transition will likely be showers and possibly some thunder.  With the cold front moving through sooner and a quicker arrival of colder air we’ve also introduced some snow showers to go along with the rain showers on Tuesday.
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