A chilly and mostly dry weekend instore for the region, temps will hover around the seasonal average with highs lingering in the 50’s and lows in the 30’s. A series of cold front will keep the airmass from moderating all the much through the weekend. It will also bring periods of clouds and scattered rain and snow showers, clouds will be more numerous across the Catskills. Our weather this weekend is pretty much our weather through next week with some minor moderation to the temps. Once we get through next week, it appears big changes our possible. We have been eyeing the mid month period for a significant change to our weather pattern. Over the last 24 hours the major forecast models have begun to also latch on to this idea. While long range forecasting will always have its issues and difficulties, we would describe this as a strong possibility. This pattern change may be significant enough to begin winter across our region with an airmass that looks cold enough to support snow and a upper air pattern suggestive of winter storms. We will take an in depth look at some of these signals tonight in a long range outlook post. Everyone have a great day and enjoy your weekend.