Wild weather ride this week in the FLX

What an amazing weekend. After the long, harsh winter we had, I think we all needed the sun and well above normal temperatures for a change! The storm system responsible for transporting the warm air north is now centered over Michigan, with a strong cold front draping to its south. The next 24-48 hours will be quite an extreme temperature ride as this front approaches and crosses the region.First though, we have more warm weather today. Morning lows were in the 60’s today, which will get us off and running to another warm day. The sun will not be with us much of the time, but we should still manage 70’s and a few 80’s for high temperatures.Some of the high resolution, short term models are indicating some thunderstorms may develop this afternoon. The chance for this looks highest east of Seneca Lake. Lightning, heavy rain, some gusty winds and maybe even some small hail could accompany any storms that form. I will have more updates on this if it starts to look more likely.Rain showers, and maybe a rumble of thunder, will increase in coverage from west to east this evening and overnight ahead of the cold front. By daybreak tomorrow, the front will likely be splitting the Finger Lakes in two. Areas behind the front (further west) will be in the 30’s, while areas ahead (to the east) may still be near 60 degrees. This switch from 60 to 30 will take place in less than an hour as the front passes through.With the free-falling temperatures, rain will transition over to snow. I am not expecting significant accumulations, especially with a now warmer ground. Still, a few places could pick up an inch or two of snow by Wednesday morning. Low temperatures Wednesday morning will be in the teens, some 60-70º colder than this afternoon. Wow!

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