7:00 AM | Quite warm for Sunday and Monday and then significant rainfall on Tuesday ushers in much cooler air; snow could break out late Tuesday across western and central NY

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, breezy, quite mild, chance for a couple of showers, but mainly rain-free, highs in the mid-to-upper 60’s

Tonight

Cloudy, mild, periods of rain, lows near 50 degrees

Saturday

Early morning clouds give way to sunshine, mild, mid-to-upper 60’s

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, comfortably cool, upper 40’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, quite mild, near 70 degrees

Monday

Sun followed by clouds, breezy, quite mild, chance for rain late at night, low 70's

Tuesday

Periods of rain, breezy and turning cooler late, near 60

Wednesday

Partly sunny, breezy, much cooler and quite chilly for this time of year, low 50’s

Discussion

A cold frontal system will approach the region today giving us the chance for a few showers, but much of the time will be rain-free. The front slows down some tonight as it grudgingly works its way through the region and the result will be a continuation of the shower threat for much of the night. The good news is that the front - and its associated clouds and showers - should move away from the region early tomorrow and this will set us up for a rather nice weekend. In fact, the warmest weather yet this spring will arrive on Sunday and continue into Monday before a significant cool down takes place later Tuesday and Wednesday. That cool down will be preceded by a strong cold front and significant rainfall is likely here late Monday night and Tuesday as the colder air mass arrives into the Mid-Atlantic region. This next cold shot will be quite widespread with the cold air plunging all the way down into the Deep South. Furthermore, snow is quite likely to break out late Tuesday in some of the interior higher elevation locations of the Northeast U.S. (e.g., Appalachians). Unfortunately, the timing of the early week cold front is likely to greatly reduce our chances in the Mid-Atlantic region of observing the total lunar eclipse set for early Tuesday morning. The chilly weather that begins late Tuesday following the passage of the strong cold front will likely continue through Thursday, but then a warm up should then take place in the region in time for the Easter weekend.

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