Fog & Drizzle finally lift out

Some rain showers are possible Tuesday afternoon as temperatures push towards or even above 40º. Click image to enlarge.
Some rain showers are possible Tuesday afternoon as temperatures push towards or even above 40º. Click image to enlarge.

Fog and drizzle plagued the region this past weekend, but we should be putting that chapter behind us as low pressure over the middle of the nation lifts northeast.

The stagnant state of the atmosphere that caused the fog and drizzle is starting to get mixed up again. It will be a gradual process, with high pressure entrenched to out south.

Southerly winds out ahead of the system should help temperatures get a bit warmer Tuesday and Wednesday than they have been, with some of the warmer places in the northern Finger Lakes getting above 40º. The rest of the region will be near or just below 40º.

Rain is likely Tuesday afternoon. The rain is not expected to be heavy or last all day, but rather should just be a band that moves through, getting most places a little wet.

By Tuesday night, the low itself will be located just to our north. This is a favored track for gusty winds, and some areas along Lake Ontario and in western New York may gust over 30mph. Lighter winds are expected elsewhere, as the low will not be overly strong.

A few more showers will be possible on Wednesday with similar temperatures to Tuesday. Cooler air works in for the end of the week and the weekend with a few flurries.

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 goat milk soap, running until his legs burn, or playing with his three young boys.