Warm Tuesday ahead of cold front Tuesday night

A cold front will cross the region on Tuesday night, but not before a warm day in the Finger Lakes. Click image to enlarge.
A cold front will cross the region on Tuesday night, but not before a warm day in the Finger Lakes. Click image to enlarge.

Monday was a pleasant enough early November day, but Tuesday promises even nicer weather.

A cold front over the middle of the nation is teaming up with high pressure over the southeast to produce a broad area of southwesterly winds.

The Finger Lakes has already started to benefit from these winds, with highs reaching into the 50s today after struggling to 40º on Sunday.

Southwesterly winds will continue throughout the day on Tuesday with intermittent sunshine. High temperatures should be able to reach 60º or better for much of the Finger Lakes, with the outlying/southern areas reaching the upper 50s.

Though there is a chance for a brief, light shower during the day, the vast majority of the rain will hold off until Tuesday night, mostly after 10pm. Rainfall amounts will be very light, with less than 0.25″ for the majority of the region.

Cooler, but not cold air will move in behind the front. High temperatures on Wednesday will be in the low and mid 50s, which is typical for early November.

The Finger Lakes will likely be impacted by a new area of low pressure Thursday into Friday. It is still early to tell exactly where this storm will track, but the track will ultimately determine a lot about our forecast. Continue to monitor for forecast updates.

Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil has been forecasting the weather in the Finger Lakes region since 2006 and has degrees in meteorology from SUNY Oswego (B.S. with Honors) and Cornell (M.S.) When not forecasting, he can be found working at the local library, making soap, or playing with his two young boys.