Utica, New York

After the fire engulfed west coast, we are turning our attention to the Mid-Atlantic, which is in that nice period between incredible summer time heat, and oppressive snow storms. Nothing like that yet.

At 1253AM, ET, Utica-Rome was reporting a temperature of 58 degrees with overcast skies. A strong, winter-like jet is rushing through southeastern Canada, inducing a southerly flow through the eastern Great Lakes, as well as a mid level overcast throughout western New York.
There is an area of surface low pressure in the exit region of the strong, 160mph jet streak in Canada, as well as a developing low in the base of the trough over central High Plains. A stationary boundary lies along the jet between the two features, and will begin to act as a warm front as the low in the Plains becomes more well formed tomorrow, allowing temperatures to warm up fairly significantly tomorrow afternoon. That will continue in earnest on Sunday through the early afternoon, before a gusty cold front moves in late in the day. The flow into the low will be from the southwest, which means most of the moisture will be lost and rainfall will be light, but the wind and subsequent drop in temperature will be quite noticeable.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 73, Low 58
Sunday – Warm and windy, with thunderstorms late, High 81, Low 57

TWC: Tomorrow -Areas of patchy fog early. Cloudy. High 70, Low 57
Sunday – Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to cloudy skies and rain in the afternoon. High 79, Low, 52

AW: Tomorrow – Considerable cloudiness and warm with a shower in places High 72, Low 55
Sunday – Mostly cloudy, windy and very warm High 80, Low 57

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy,  High 71, Low 57
Sunday – Partly sunny,  (late rain, thunderstorms) High 80, Low 55

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy. High 70, Low 55
Sunday – Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy, High 77, Low 57

WN: Tomorrow – Light rain, High 71, Low 56
Sunday – Light rain, High 80, Low 59

FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 70, Low 58
Sunday – Rain starting in the evening. High 76, Low 60

I had to back my way into WeatherNation’s forecast tonight because their site is pretty unresponsive. It would be upsetting if they win, but their forecast looks strong. Here is the satellite, showing some clouds in the shadow of Lake Ontario.

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