Cooler air starts to work in on gusty winds

A broad area of low pressure north of the Great Lakes will bring showers and gusty winds to the Finger Lakes today, followed by some chilly air for Wednesday.
A broad area of low pressure north of the Great Lakes will bring showers and gusty winds to the Finger Lakes today, followed by some chilly air for Wednesday.

Tuesday will be the day of transition for the Finger Lakes as the taste of summer gives way to a brief shot of below normal temperatures.

A broad, slow moving area of low pressure is situated over southeastern Canada. For Tuesday, the Finger Lakes will still be on the mild side of the storm, with the cold front slowly pushing east through the Great Lakes. The heat will not be nearly as intense as the last few days though, with highs today mostly in the low 70s.

A few showers will be possible throughout Tuesday, Tuesday night and even the first half of Wednesday as pockets of atmospheric energy rotate around the parent low. None of this rain should be heavy, widespread, or particularly long lasting. There may be some fog and mist Wednesday morning.

Tuesday will be a bit breezy though, with wind gusts of 30-40mph across the region. Wind Advisories are in effect for western New York, including as far east as Rochester.

Cooler air will continue to replace the recent heat as the west-northwest winds blow. High temperatures on Wednesday will be in the mid and upper 50s- some 30ยบ colder than what we have had recently. Temperatures will spend most of the rest of the week in the 60s and maybe low 70s. Thursday looks dry, but Friday and Saturday may have some showers.

 

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.