Will not eschew the counselor's graciousness in spite of the fact that "resplendent" is not an adjective normally applied to garbage.
Sorry for this late response but my Window's 98 machine is dying a slow but welcome death, and I just intercepted Jim's request. Like a beloved old dog with terminal cancer, I'll probably end up mercifully shooting it in the head. In the meantime....
.....with a non-functioning keyboard* but still-working mouse, fast internet connection, and multiple monitors, one can still pull up the all-important 500mb level-of-nondivergence progs, key to any meaningful attempt at forecasting. They reveal a rather unusual low, which is weak at that level (only one closed isobar), but strong below that. It's moving very slowly for it's 500 mb strength....just to our west, and moving only ~ 100 miles per day for the next two. They (the NGM and GFS) are in lockstep agreement for next 60 hours (a big +), and have most of western NY in a "vort-max gap" if you will....with rain in the far west (Erie) and east (Albany), and pretty much rain free in between. And not only rain free, but possibly mostly cloud free and, if one can believe the "clouds at all levels" product, even with some (or maybe a lot of) sunshine. And even if the "sun don't shine" on us, it will most definitely not be calm. The latest guidance has winds south ~ 10 at 8 AM, increasing to SW at 20 in the afternoon...serious ridge lift, maybe even wave over 390.
All of the above is predicated on predicting where the spokes of energy in a low like this will evolve, which is very tricky at best (note the reticence of the TV gang to pin down the rain timing). However, the improvements in the basic physics and data acquisition input to the models in the last six months or so give me real hope that tomorrow will be much more than "hour flights for students". So don't you glass people stay home! Come down and see who can keep it up the longest...and the highest.
Well what about Sunday? Will update tomorrow, in view if the skitterish nature of the "energy spokes", and also because I'm running out of time. On the way tonight to my 50th Anniversary HS graduation pre-bash (the main one is tomorrow night). I went to Catholic school, and you know what happens when human beings (including the Pope) try to thwart the power of Nature. Therefore am curious to see if any of those gals who, a half century ago, so proudly sported antlers, still do.
*This typed on my Airbook
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