FRIDAY MORNING FORECAST UPDATE
TODAY: Clouds with a few intervals of sunshine. A brief isolated shower is possible over central or northern New York may occur late this morning. Otherwise, there is a better chance for scattered showers, especially during the early to mid-afternoon. Near record high temperature is possible. High near 66. The record high for Syracuse is 67 set back in 1984. Becoming breezy. Wind: E 5-10 MPH early then S to SW 10-20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH. Winds will shift to W to WNW late in the day.
TONIGHT: There is a chance for a shower this evening. Partial clearing will lead to areas of fog and/or low clouds. A new area of rain showers and/or thundershowers will approach the area at or before sunrise. Low near 39. Wind: NW to N to NE to E 3-9 MPH.
FRIDAY: Periods of scattered rain showers or even some thunder. The exact high temperatures will be determine by how much cloud coverage, showers, and exact position of a warm front will be. This is a very tricky forecast as afternoon temperatures could range from the 40s to 50s to 60s across upstate New York. Some limited breaks of sun late. The high will be somewhere in the 50s to 60s across CNY. The record high for Syracuse is 65 set back in 1906. Wind: E 5-10 trying to become S 10-15 MPH for parts of CNY. The warmest weather occurs the further south you travel. The coolest weather occurs the further north you travel.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy and breezy with warm temperatures. Low near 53 and rising. That number is about 35 degrees above normal for a low temperature.
SATURDAY: Near record warmth is once again a possibility. Windy with partial sunshine leading to thickening cloud coverage. A line of heavier rain and potential thunderstorms are likely during the afternoon. We will need to watch area rivers for possible river flooding. High near 65, but falling late. Record high is 66 set back in 1957. Portions of the North Country have a FLOOD WATCH in effect from Friday evening through Sunday evening. I have many more specifics about this flooding threat with this web story here.
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Today's Record Temperatures