Jessica Spaccio, NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
Last week temperatures ranged from 0 to 6 degrees above normal. Precipitation ranged from just a trace to 2 inches for most areas, with storms brining 3 to 4 inches to isolated areas. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 40 to 100, less than 40 in the Adirondack region.
Another nice weekend ahead, unsettled weather Monday through Wednesday with locally heavy rain possible.
Today will be partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid 60’s to low 70’s. Scattered showers are possible overnight into Friday as a week cold front moves across the state; lows in the mid to upper 40’s.
Friday will be cloudy with a change for showers and thunderstorms – mostly east of Interstate 81, western NY will be warm and dry; highs in the mid 60’s to mid 70’s. Overnight temperatures will be in the mid 40’s to low 50’s.
Saturday will be mostly sunny, breezy and dry for most areas, a few lingering showers in eastern NY; highs in the mid 60’s to mid 70’s. Lows will be in the 40’s to low 50’s.
Sunday will be partly sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 70’s to low 80’s. Lows will be in the mid 50’s to low 60’s.
Monday’s highs will be in the upper 70’s to low 80’s. A front will bring the chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid 50’s to low 60’s.
Tuesday will be in the mid 70’s and low 80’s with a continued chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the low to mid 60’s.
Wednesday’s highs will be in the mid 70’s to near 80 with showers likely. Lows will be in the upper 50’s to low 60’s.
The five-day precipitation amounts will range from .10 to 0.5 inch; 7-day amounts will range from ¾” to 1 ¼”.
The 8-14 day outlook (Jun 5-11) is showing above normal temperatures for the entire state and above normal precipitation for western NY and south central NY.
Maps of 8-14 day outlooks:
National Weather Service watch/warnings map:
NRCC Drought Page which features the US Drought Monitor map (updated every Thursday):