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Still some showers to contend with this weekend

SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) – You’ll want to keep sweatshirts and raincoats nearby this weekend, but it is not all bad news for central New York. Check out the newest details below.

Showers ease overnight; clouds complicate northern lights viewing

Low pressure that brought the steady light rain during the day to central New York is moving off the East Coast this evening.  We expect any light rain or drizzle to diminish.

Unfortunately, with plenty of moisture stuck in the lower atmosphere, any clearing will be tough to come by.  That makes it tough anywhere in central New York to view the northern lights.

Low temperatures are in the 40s.

Any better news for the weekend?

Overall, the weather won’t be great for the weekend as there are more showers around, but we think there are ‘windows of opportunity’ for some dry time and a chance for outdoor activities.

Low pressure and a frontal system are dropping southeast out of the Great Lakes Saturday. With this system still to our west in the morning, we feel this is your most likely time for dry weather to start the weekend.  However, scattered showers start to develop in the afternoon and showers become more widespread heading into the evening. There could even be some thunder.

With the day starting out dry there is a better chance for us to reach the mid-60s which is close to normal for this time of year.

A silver lining for Mother’s Day

Low pressure passes close to us Saturday night into Sunday morning, so we think this is the time of the weekend when showers are most widespread.

We are now becoming more optimistic that this wet weather system is going to quickly move off to our southeast in the afternoon, so the second half of Sunday is looking drier. We are also seeing some signs of late afternoon sunshine so keep your fingers crossed.

However, you may still want to keep the jackets/sweatshirts handy Sunday as highs likely only reach to within a few degrees of 60.

Check out the latest 7-day forecast.

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