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Stormteam Forecast

A preview of the weather for this Halloween weekend.

Here are the weather headlines:

• Widespread showers over western New York for Halloween, but not too bad for the Southern Tier.
• Chances for rain showers increase for Saturday.
• Northerly winds send the temperature down Saturday night.
• Some lake effect flurries Saturday night and Sunday with the chance to colder weather

On Friday, a potent storm will be tracking almost straight south from the Great Lakes toward the Tennessee Valley. It will be riding south on an Arctic cold front. As it drives southward, colder air will follow immediately on its heels.

This type of storm track should be just far enough to our west so that at least during the day Friday we expect to be spared any widespread rain. In fact, our chances for rain even during Trick-or-Treating look pretty slim.

After some sun early this morning it should turn out as a rather cloudy day Friday.

That storm will indeed send some colder weather our way, but it won’t be until Saturday night that we experience a real drop in temperature.

By Saturday our Tennessee Valley storm will be reforming off the East Coast as it takes a track northeast off the coast then off New England by Sunday. This is just a bit too far east to have a big impact on our weather. We think there will be a few rain showers from time to time during Saturday.

Sunday should be a cold breezy day with a few snow showers confined to areas over the Finger Lakes (northwest of the Southern Tier)

The cool weather from the end of the weekend won’t last long, however. Early next week should bring us warmer weather. While 70s don’t appear likely, we should see temperatures go above normal (normal highs by early November is low 50s).

A nice warm up is expected by the middle part of next week, with temperatures approaching the mid 50s by Election Day.

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