The National Weather Service (NWS) out of Binghamton says to prepare for an active day of weather, especially this afternoon and early evening. Temps will fall from the 70's today to the 30's tomorrow.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
Northern Oneida-Yates-Seneca-Southern Cayuga-Onondaga-Steuben-
Madison-Southern Oneida-Including the cities of Boonville, Penn Yan, Seneca Falls,
Auburn, Syracuse, Corning, Hornell, Hamilton, Oneida, Rome, and Utica

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...West winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected.

* WHERE...Northern Oneida, Yates, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Steuben, Madison and Southern Oneida Counties.

* WHEN...From 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM EDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

...ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE TODAY...

A line of showers and thunderstorms will develop along a cold front across Western NY early this afternoon and push eastward through Central NY and Northeast PA during the mid-afternoon and early evening hours...These storms may become strong to severe.

Main threat with these storms will be strong/potentially damaging winds as wind profiles are quite strong. A marginal risk for severe thunderstorms remains...If more clearing than currently expected occurs, temperatures would be a bit warmer and instability would increase, therefore increasing the afternoon severe thunderstorm potential...Partial clearing is expected ahead of the cold front, and therefore some of the elevated winds will have the potential to mix down to the surface...Winds ahead of the front/squall line will likely gust 45-50 mph... [NWS]

Following the passage of the cold front, temperatures will plummet tonight to the mid-20s to mid-30s, with teens in northern Oneida county. Some lingering rain showers will be possible tonight, especially in Central New York. With these rapidly falling temperatures, any lingering rain showers will mix with and change to snow showers after midnight or so.

Detailed Forecast

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 4pm and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. High near 69. Breezy, with a southwest wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight: A chance of showers, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 38. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20. North wind 3 to 7 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 41. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: A chance of snow after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday: Rain and snow before 4pm, then rain between 4pm and 5pm, then rain and snow after 5pm. High near 38. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday Night: Rain and snow showers before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers between 8pm and 2am. Low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 47.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Wednesday: Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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