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Saturday, May 16

STORMS HERALD CHILLY AIR

After our brutal winter, we've really turned a corner so far in May with several bouts of truly Summer-like air. We've already seen a few days in the 90s and some humidity to go along with the heat. 


Summer warmth and humidity will return to western New York in the next few days as high pressure sets up over the Mid-Atlantic and a strong cold front approaches from the west. The southerly flow in between these two features will pump lots of warmth and moisture in from the south with highs by Monday soaring well into the 80s. 

With more moisture and warmer temperatures, our instability will increase and so will the chance of thunderstorms as we kick off the work week. As a strong cold front approaches from the west Monday afternoon and evening, some of these storms could turn a bit frisky producing very heavy rain and strong winds. 



Once this front moves through, a significantly cooler and drier airmass will arrive from Canada with highs falling well below the seasonal average. In fact by Wednesday, temperatures will struggle to climb out of the lower 50s and combine some wind and it will feel downright chilly! 



Written By: Meteorologist Matt Jones




Wednesday, April 29

Turning the Corner!

Written by: Stacey Pensgen

It looks like we've finally turned that corner. Yes, we've had a few mild days sprinkled in here and there this spring, but it looks like a more prolonged "warm" pattern is developing for us in the Northeast. Temperatures should remain above average into mid-May. Yes, we'll probably have a few cooler days here and there, but at least it's just a few cooler days among plenty of warmer days! That's all for now. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 21

CHILLY AIR HERE TO STAY

I hope you've been enjoying the mild weather in recent weeks because the all too familiar pattern that we dealt with for much of the winter is setting up again.

A deep low pressure system will develop over Ontario and Quebec this week and then remain in place for at least the next 7 to 10 days as a blocking pattern sets up across the country. This will ensure us an extended period of chilly, unsettled weather.



Temperatures will turn progressively cooler each day and by Thursday and Friday, highs will struggle to climb out of the lower 40s. Overnight lows will dip below freezing in many areas.

A series of disturbances rotating around the main upper level low will bring scattered showers and gusty winds each day through Friday. Some flakes will mix with the rain at times but little accumulation is expected.

As mentioned, it doesn't look like this pattern will break until the first week in May so keep the sweaters out and pack away the shorts and t-shirts for awhile.

Written By: Meteorologist Matt Jones

Tuesday, April 7

Wet, Not White



Written by: Stacey Pensgen

It seems we have finally turned the page! We've gone from looking at every single run of every single model in search of "the big snowstorm" to looking for the warmth. In typical Spring fashion, we do have some warmer weather in the forecast, but nothing prolonged. Mid-week is kind of gross, with a chilly rain on Wednesday, followed by a less chilly rain on Thursday, and a milder rain on Friday. Temps should hit the mid and upper 60s on Friday  ahead of a system that will drag down another shot of cooler air for the weekend. But, instead of these cooler shots of air being in the teens and 20s, we're now only falling into the 40s! Woohoo!

This really appears like it'll be the trend over the next few weeks, possibly month - nothing prolonged in the "warm weather" department, but rather warm-ups ahead of a storm system, followed by troughiness. So, enjoy these bouts of milder air when they come along, which they will, tempered by cooler air to follow, like Friday and Monday!

Saturday, April 4

TRICKY FORECAST NEXT WEEK

As much as I'd like to tell you it's going to be sunny and 70 for Easter Sunday, it looks like you'll be dodging rain and snow showers during those egg hunts instead. A stationary front will set up south of the Thruway and as a series of weak disturbances move along this boundary, rain and snow will be the result. 



This same front is going to make for a very tricky temperature forecast through much of next week as it wavers north and south across the region. South of the boundary, highs each day will be well into the 50s and 60s while locations north of the front will hold in the 30s. It's still too soon to say exactly where this front will set up each day making for an uncertain forecast. 

It will also be a very active pattern with several disturbances and waves of low pressure moving through. Periods of rain will be the result almost each day and locations along and north of the stationary boundary could mix with snow at times. 

Looking further ahead, signs point to a change in the pattern that will allow for much warmer air to arrive by the end of next week. Unlike our most recent warm spell that only lasted a few days, it looks as though the mild weather this time around could last for awhile. 


Written By: Meteorologist Matt Jones

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