Weather: A warm start to the week, but chilly later

ITHACA, NY – A summer-like start to the week it will feel more like March by mid-week as a complex storm system sets lingers over the region for a few days, drawing down large amounts of cold Canadian air. It’s nothing too serious, but after Monday, you’ll want to hold off on the outdoor activities until late in the week.

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It’s a warm spring Sunday in Ithaca thanks to a surge of warm air ahead of a storm system over the Upper Midwest. Interestingly, the surge of warm air is running up against the “backdoor” cold front that moved west into Eastern New York, resulting temperatures from New York City and Albany in the 50s and lower 60s, while from about Syracuse westward temperatures are in the mid 70s to mid 80s.

With the frontal frontier of the low lying west, the rest of Sunday will be quiet, though there is sufficient moisture and instability in the air for isolated shower or thunderstorms across the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier. Temperatures have topped out in the low 80s around Tompkins County. There will be some increasing clouds after sunset but it should remain dry overnight, with mild lows in the low 50s.

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