Drier and cooler conditions move in this afternoon, with wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour. Lows will be in the mid 20s, but it will easily feel like the teens with a brisk northwest wind in place. Thankfully the heavy rain has exited but now an upper level trough is bringing clouds, windy conditions, and falling temperatures.
It won't be quite as cold Monday night into Tuesday either. Lows will be in the 30s Monday morning so plan on breaking out the heavy jacket for the start of the work-week.
The metro area should wrap up the weekend with warm temperatures, making way for a cold front on Tuesday. I'm still expecting lots of low clouds in the morning but these clouds should finally give way to sunshine in the afternoon.
High winds: Gusts of almost 50 miles per hour have already been recorded in Oneida and Oswego counties, where more than 12,000 customers have lost power due to downed trees and power lines. That warm up will be partially due to the return of southeast winds, sustained at 5 to 15 miles per hour. Not only that, but it will be slightly cooler for Wednesday because of that wind. A few showers will graze by on Wednesday with highs back in the mid 50s.
50s and 60s are expected for the second half of the week, with rain chances returning on Friday and spilling over into the weekend.