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Milder weather ahead

After a long, cold winter we're expecting a significant pattern shift this month.

Posted: Feb 12, 2018 5:14 PM

The winter has been consistently cold here in Upstate New York, but the next few weeks will be very different. A major shift in the jet stream pattern is going to melt a significant amount of snow here in Central New York.

Before the mild weather arrives, we do have some cold weather in our near future. Clear skies tonight will allow temperatures to fall into the single digits. Sunshine is expected on Tuesday with high pressure in control. The pattern shift begins Tuesday night as high pressure slides to the east and winds switch into the southwest.

The jet stream is expected to flatten out, meaning any weather systems that develop will be weak and fast. Also, the door to the arctic closes, meaning mild, pacific air moves into Central New York. Temperatures will be in the 40s on Wednesday and Thursday with some sunshine. A quick hitting weather system brings a mix of rain and snow on Friday with another surge of milder weather for early next week.

There's no sign of the mild weather slowing down, with the long range predicition of mild weather through the next 1-2 weeks.

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