ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca miraculously missed the chance for snow again on Thursday, but rain is still in the forecast for the rest of the day.
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There’s a 50 percent chance for precipitation throughout the day with a high around 40 degrees and 10 to 15 mph winds, the National Weather Service reports.
The Weather Channel predicts that the rain will likely fall most heavily until around noon, with another burst of rain at 3 or 4 p.m.
The rain is a result of moisture being pulled across the country from El Niño in the Pacific Ocean, The Weather Channel says.
The temperatures are above normal for this time of year with highs expected to be in the 40s along with partial sunshine throughout the weekend, according to Accueweather.com.
Sunday’s high of about 50 degrees will be about 10 degrees higher than normal for this time of year.
“This year’s El Niño is the strongest in at least 18 years and one of only five other strong El Niños since 1950,” according to The Weather Channel website.
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