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Weather: Tropical Aftermath


Tropical Aftermath

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff Meteorologist

Remnants of the tropical storm Opal will be found over Syracuse NY by early Friday, rapidly moving to the St. Lawrence valley, whilst another system over the Midwest and the cold front associated with it will slowly push eastward, towards the Atlantic seaboard. A lot of moisture will be wrung out of these systems, especially in the mountains to our west and north, where localised flooding is possible. As the cold front reaches our area by early Sunday, a small wave may develop along this weather boundary just to the east of us, retarding clearing process in the eastern locations. Afterwards, as a ridge of high pressure builds into the region and eventually settles somewhere near Bermuda, expect a tranquil and mild weather for the first half of next week.

Meanwhile the tropics remain very active, with two hurricanes still on the Atlantic charts: Noel - located 700 miles southwest of the Azores and posing no threat to the US and Pablo, a new addition to the ever-growing list of storms, rapidly strengthening about 1400 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and moving westward at 20 mph. Pablo's whereabouts by early next week might be considerably more interesting than today's update!

Today: Rain and showers, with some downpours early, gradually tapering off. High 66 F (19 C) with damp onshore winds.

Tonight: Cloudy with scattered showers, coastal fog and drizzle. Low 60 F (15 C).

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Milder, with southwesterly winds and maybe a glimpse of sun inbetween. High 74 F (24 C).

Sunday: Slow clearing from west to east. Highs in mid 60s (17-19 C), lows near 50 F (10 C).

Colombus Day: Fair and cooler with highs around 60 F (15 C) and lows in the mid 40s (6-8 C) in urban areas and near the coast, 35-40 F (3-5 C) inland.