Hurricane Harvey Won’t Affect Upstate & CNY Weather
While Hurricane Harvey is causing massive destruction to Texas and Louisiana with high winds and copious amounts of rain, it won't have any impact on our weather here in Upstate and Central New York.
According to Syracuse.com, Atlantic hurricanes have been known to cause flooding and damage to this part of the country. A recent example was Hurricane Irene in 2011. Fortunately for us, it doesn't look like it's going to happen with Hurricane Harvey.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service are thinking the storm will remain in Texas for the next several days and won't get this far north. Most of their computer models are suggesting that even if remnants from the storm did make it up here, a strong north to northwest flow would keep moisture away from us.
The biggest concern with Harvey is that it will remain in Texas and Louisiana where it could dump as much as 30 or more inches of rain. As of early Saturday morning (8/26), Harvey has been downgraded to a category 1 hurricane.
The National Weather Service is calling for sunny skies and comfortable temperatures in our area for the next several days. High temperatures in the mid and upper 70's and clear and cool temperatures overnight. Low's in the upper 40's and lower 50's,