Record warmth comes to an end in NNY

Record warmth comes to an end in NNY

After a run of record breaking warmth, slightly more seasonal temperatures will return to Northern New York
(WSYR) -- High pressure in the upper atmosphere remains planted over the Northeast. Warm weather remains in place as we take another run at a record high temperatures today.

Things change, however, as a back door cold front moves into the region from the north on Friday and the large area of high pressure starts to break down. It doesn’t look like a big drop in temperatures, though.  Our high for Friday will still be well above normal for the end of March even though it will be the first day in almost a week where we don’t take a run at 80 degrees.

There are signs that a further cool down beyond Friday will be slower in coming.  As a result, temperatures for the upcoming weekend look to remain above normal.  One thing is for sure, a slow moving storm coming out of the middle part of the country will increase our chances for showers and thunderstorms come Saturday and Sunday.

Beyond this weekend, there looks to be a brief shot of chilly weather dropping south out of Canada.  The question is whether the brunt of this cooler air mass stays up in Canada or whether a piece of it drops over us later Monday into Tuesday. 

Today is going to be mostly sunny and warm with highs in the mid 60's, near Lake Ontario, to the mid 70's inland. Friday will be mostly sunny and cooler with highs in the upper 60's. Saturday and Sunday will bring a chance of showers both days with high temps still above normal in the mid to upper 50's.

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