Bouts of showers as front tries to move north

Occasional batches of showers will move through the Finger Lakes on Wednesday and Thursday as warmer air tries to move back into the region.
Occasional batches of showers will move through the Finger Lakes on Wednesday and Thursday as warmer air tries to move back into the region.

A strong front is stalled out just south of the Great Lakes, separating cooler air to its north and some very mild air to its south.This is the same front that was to our north on Monday, bringing us sunshine and warm temperatures. Yesterday, the front settled back to our south, putting us on the cold side of this system. That is where we remain today, though warm air is trying to move back north. Unfortunately, it will not have much luck, with highs mostly in the 40s today and nearing 50ยบ on Thursday.

The best chance for warmer temperatures will be across western New York, roughly along I-90 from Buffalo south.

There are a few disturbances traveling along this front. As each disturbance passes by, a batch of showers and maybe even some thunder will move through. One such batch is pushing through early Wednesday. Another is expected late this afternoon into tonight, with a third likely later on Thursday.

In between the areas of rain, some sun may come out at times.

Warm air will briefly return on Friday as a stronger area of low pressure develops along the front and moves into eastern Canada. This system will help push temperatures into the 60s on Friday, especially for the eastern Finger Lakes. A cold front will sweep through in the afternoon though, sending temperatures back towards normal readings on Saturday.

To end this on a high note, the weekend looks sunny and dry, with highs returning to the 60s on Sunday.

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.