Posted February 12, 2018 at 08:13 AM | Updated February 12, 2018 at 08:13 AM
Central New York February Thaw
Dennis Nett | email@example.com
Upstate New York will enjoy a week of quieter and milder weather as we head into the middle of February.
The first part of the week will be characterized by temperatures that are close to normal with sunny skies as high pressure moves through the region.
This pleasant weather will be in place for Monday and Tuesday before a warming trend kicks off for the second half of the week.
The increase in temperature will also bring an increase in the chance for rain showers, but heavy rain does not seem likely to fall at this time.
On Friday, a cold front will move through, sending temperatures back towards more normal February values as rain showers turn to flurries.
Here are the details day-by-day:
Monday, Feb. 12
Early morning clouds and a few snow showers will depart from Upstate New York from west to east leaving a fair amount of sunshine for most of the day.
Northwest winds will gust between 25 and 35 mph throughout the day, with the strongest winds over the Adirondacks, Catskills, and higher elevations of Central New York.
Temperatures will hold steady during the morning, then fall slightly this afternoon. Western New York will end up in the low and mid 20s with mid and upper 20s in the Finger Lakes and North Country. Higher elevations will drop into the low 20s, with low 30s in the Capital Region.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Skies will be partly cloudy throughout the day. A brief lake effect snow shower early in the morning cannot be totally ruled out over Central New York.
Temperatures will be close to normal, with highs near or just shy of 30 degrees along and south of I-90 with 20s in the North Country and a few upper teens in the Adirondacks.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Warmer air will start to move in from the south, possibly with a couple early morning rain showers.
Some afternoon sun will break out between clouds as temperatures warm.
High temperatures should reach the 40s for all but the high peaks of the Adirondacks and a few parts of the Finger Lakes could make a run at 50 degrees.
Thursday, Feb. 15
The chances for a few rain showers will be a bit higher, but a few breaks of sun will also still be possible.
Temperatures will continue to warm, with highs in the upper 40s and low 50s for most areas along and south of I-90 with low and mid 40s to the north.
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