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Sunshine Increases Today But The Temperatures Don't...

<B>(Thursday Afternoon November 8, 2012)</B> Off the east coast a Nor’easter is shifting away, bringing our clouds with it. Sunshine returns but we’re still chilly, and a brisk wind isn’t helping.
Weather has been relatively quiet over the past 24 hours when compared to the rest of the northeast. A strong low pressure system, or Nor’easter, affected coastal areas yesterday through last night by bringing high winds and even some snow. While we didn’t see more than cloudy skies and a breeze here in central New York, some of our neighbors in the tri-state area accumulated snowfall totaling over a foot! Right now, the Nor’easter continues to track to the northeast, weakening as it goes. What this means for us is that those milky skies should turn mainly to blue as the afternoon progresses. However, temperatures remain chilly thanks to northwest air circling around the storm and providing a blustery breeze.

From here, high pressure will build in through the end of the work week. We’re watching the leading edge to warmer air begin to lift northwards through early Saturday. This could bring a few morning showers, but mainly what it will do is warm our temperatures significantly as winds shift out of the southwest. By Sunday, we will be in the mid 60s, 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 Tuesday.  Timing of the front is not clear, so upcoming forecasts for early next week may change.  However, the upshot of it all is for warm weather Monday to transition to colder weather sometime Tuesday.  With that transition will likely be showers and possibly some thunder.  Colder weather will firmly arrive by Wednesday.
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