The winds of "winter" are knocking on our doorstep.
No, you can leave the shovels and boots in the garage. However, you're about to feel some cold that hasn't been felt here since spring.
Leave the winter gear behind today. A mild one as you head on outside. Showers will become more numerous between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Also, winds this afternoon will begin to gust around 40 mph. That's more than enough to swoop up those Halloween decorations and blow them down the street.
Showers will linger in the Southern Tier towards the early evening hours before tapering off. That strong wind continues into the evening hours.
Temperatures will continue to decline into the 40s and eventually the mid to upper 30s.
Break out the winter jacket and gloves! It's going to be a cold walk out the door Tuesday morning. Your car thermometer might read 38F. However, a strong breeze will make it feel as if temperatures are below freezing. Brrr!
The day starts sunny. Expect a couple of showers rolling in by lunch.
Wednesday is not a pretty day. Expect scattered on and off lake effect rain showers. If you live in the Southern Tier, you'll start to see a mix on the hills by mid to late afternoon.
Some spots on the hills could see a coating during the evening. No need for the shovel or snowblower.
Another day to break out the winter jacket. There will be a few flakes lingering south to start. Cloudy skies with some peaks of sunshine. We're not warming up much here.