Forecast Discussion 09/17/20 AM: Mostly cloudy & light showers possible

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AVERAGE HIGH FOR SEPTEMBER 17th: 73°

AVERAGE LOW FOR SEPTEMBER 17th: 48°

THURSDAY SUNRISE: 6:50 AM

THURSDAY SUNSET: 7:12 PM

Noon Update: The latest drought monitor update came out early this morning. We are now seeing moderate drought conditions across Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins, Western Tioga (N.Y.), Tioga (Pa.), & western Bradford counties. A small section of Bradford and Tioga (N.Y.) counties are still abnormally dry. The forecast remains on track for this afternoon as the cold front will continue to move through the region. Shower activity will be isolated in coverage most will see little to no rainfall. This will not help the drought situation most are experiencing.

Drought Monitor (09/17/2020)

Another cool start to the day across the valley areas this morning! We will see temperatures rise nicely as we head throughout the morning. Passage of the cold front will determine how high temperatures get across the Twin Tiers. Warmest temperatures look to be across portions of the Northern Tier as the cold front will move through that region last. Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s, closer to 70 degrees across the Northern Tier. Cloud cover increases and we have the chance for light showers in the afternoon. Not everyone will see this activity and rainfall will be on the light side. Behind this frontal passage, temperatures will slowly fall by the evening hours, thanks to a north/northwesterly breeze ushering in colder air. Any shower activity looks to taper off overnight. Breezy conditions continue and lows will be in the low to mid-40s.

Clouds will begin to clear out on Friday as a cold Canadian high pressure moves into the region. Once the clouds clear we will continue to see plenty of sunshine through the remainder of the forecast period. The coldest temperatures of the season so far will be Friday & Saturday night. Lows will be down into the low to mid-30s, isolated valley areas could be colder than that. Expected to see our first widespread frost/freeze of the season. Make sure to take the proper precaution to protect sensitive vegetation. High pressure will remain in control of the region keeping mainly sunny skies in through the first half of next week. Highs this weekend in the low 60s, by midweek we will be back into the 70s.

THURSDAY: TURNING MOSTLY CLOUDY, ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS
HIGH: 68

THURSDAY NIGHT: BREEZY, LINGERING SHOWER, SOME CLEARING
LOW: 42

FRIDAY: INCREASING SUNSHINE, BREEZY
HIGH: 64 LOW: 34

SATURDAY: AM PATCHY FROST, MOSTLY SUNNY
HIGH: 62 LOW: 33

SUNDAY: AM PATCHY FROST, MOSTLY SUNNY
HIGH: 64 LOW: 35

MONDAY: PLENTY OF SUNSHINE
HIGH: 67 LOW: 38

TUESDAY: FILTERED SUNSHINE
HIGH: 71 LOW: 44

WEDNESDAY: FILTERED SUNSHINE
HIGH: 76 LOW: 49

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